Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Amazing Walk!!!

Even though the sun was shining, it was a cool morning and there was enough of a wind for a wind chill.
Brrrrrrr!  That was cold.  Yet, our Amazing Walk went on as scheduled.
We began in the Narthex of the Church.
We gathered for our opening prayer.
We began the Way of the Cross in front of the church.
Yes, throughout our walk, people knelt down on the cold ground to pray.
Our walk began.  There were at least 50 of us there today.
We stopped to pray the Stations of the Cross 14 times along the way.
Since our church has a large Hispanic population, 5 of the Stations were prayed in Spanish.
As we walked, we prayed the Rosary and sang hymns until we reached our next stop.
People took turns carrying the cross.
The day was soft and beautiful as we walked.
The children joined in carrying the cross.
The teens also joined in carrying the cross.
Another church where we stopped to pray.
We walked through a wooded area in town.
We walked across the bridge.
We walked over the Minnesota River.
Father Joseph led us in prayer at the end of the bridge.
We walked under the bridge as we headed towards our last stop.
More joined in carrying the cross as we ended our walk and our prayer at another Catholic Church.
Our prayer was over.
Even though my feet ached and my legs hurt, this walk was grace filled and Amazing.
As long as I am mobile, I hope to walk this Amazing Walk!

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