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The statue you're seeing now is Eleventh Station of the Cross, "I Am Nailed to the Cross," you are witnessing the climactic and heart-rending moment of Jesus' Passion. This station depicts the scene where Jesus is nailed to the cross, preparing for His crucifixion.


Standing before this station, you are invited to reflect on the profound significance and spiritual lessons conveyed through the crucifixion of Jesus. In this encounter, we witness the ultimate act of sacrifice and love. Jesus willingly offers Himself to be crucified, embracing the immense pain, and suffering to atone for the sins of humanity. His selflessness and unwavering commitment to His mission reveal the depths of His divine love for us.


The crucifixion is a representation of Jesus' complete obedience to His Father's will. He submitted Himself to the excruciating torment and humiliation, fully accepting the weight of humanity's sins upon Himself. In this act, Jesus exemplifies the perfect union of obedience and love, setting an unparalleled example of faith and devotion for all.


As we contemplate this station, we are called to confront the reality of sin and the incredible cost of our redemption. Jesus' crucifixion demonstrates the gravity of sin and its consequences. He bore the price of our transgressions, experiencing the full separation from God that sin brings, to offer us reconciliation and the hope of salvation.


This Station of the Cross emphasizes the cross as a symbol of redemption and new life. Jesus' crucifixion is not just an end but a beginning, granting us spiritual rebirth and reconciliation with God. This station calls us to imitate Jesus' self-sacrificing love and embrace our own crosses with faith and courage. Our trials, when united with the cross of Christ, Leader to spiritual transformation and a deeper union with God. As pilgrims, we are urged to respond with gratitude and a renewed commitment to follow Jesus' example of love and sacrifice, embracing the cross as a path to salvation and eternal life.



Leader: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

Response: Because, by Your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.


Leader: Consider Jesus, thrown down upon the cross, He stretched out His arms and offered to His eternal Father the sacrifice of His life for our salvation. They nailed His hands and feet, and then, raising the cross, left Him to die in anguish.

Response: My despised Jesus, nail my heart to the cross that it may always remain there to love You and never leave You again. I love You more than myself; I am sorry for ever having offended You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me as You will.

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