The Way of the Cross

“Cornerstone” by Sieger Köder

The devotion known as the Way of the Cross is an adaptation to local usage of a custom widely observed by pilgrims to Jerusalem: the offering of prayer at a series of places in that city traditionally associated with our Lord’s passion and death.

The Stations at St. Simon & St. Jude are based on the art of German painter and priest, Sieger Köder (1925-2015), whose art was heavily influenced by the experience of the Nazi period and the time of the Holocaust. But his paintings are also rich with theological insight. He shows a certain reserve in representing the figure of Jesus, who most of the time is outside the scene—in the position of the viewer—to convey the idea that Jesus is alive today in the person of the viewer.

To view the Stations of the Cross, click here.