Estaciones: of Wood and Stone

The Stations of the Cross commemorate the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Most commonly prayed during Lent, especially on Good Friday, the 14-step tradition follows the path of Christ from Pontius Pilate’s praetorium to His tomb.

Basilica Minore  del Sto. Nino

One of the more popular churches for the Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross is the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino. Before the coronavirus pandemic, people flock to the church of the Sto. Nino to fulfill this solemn devotion.

In the Basilica, the Stations of the Cross are represented by a series of 14 small shallow carvings encased in wooden frames. They serve as mini pilgrimage for devotees as they move from station to station, reciting specific prayers.