THE THIRTEENTH STATION.  Jesus is taken down from the Cross

Here the Passion ends
and the Compassion continues.
The Christ is no longer on the Cross,
he is with Mary who has received him.
The Christ who suffered in the sight of all
is once more hidden on the breast of his mother.
The Church takes her beloved in her arms.
Here the Cross is finished
and the Tabernacle begins.

Continue to STATION XIV

Art by Joan Brand-Landkamer.  Meditations by Paul Claudel.
Photos (c) St. James Cathedral, 2010.  All rights reserved.


The Thirteenth Station