Personal reflections on the Stations of the Cross


By Barb Arland-Fye

The late Father Ed Catich designed this image of the eighth Station of the Cross.

DAVENPORT — St. Ambrose University Campus Ministry invited students to write personal reflections on the Stations of the Cross, using the avant-garde stations created by the late Father Ed Catitch. The honest, from-the-soul reflections have been compiled and are being displayed electronically on the SAU Campus Ministry website:  The actual stations are displayed on the walls of Christ the King Chapel on campus.
“Just as Fr. Catich envisioned Christ incarnate as a college student in his stations, so the college student reflections add ano­th­er dimension to the uniqueness of the stations,” said Father Chuck Adam, chaplain and campus ministry director for St. Ambrose University.
“All of our students did a wonderful job, putting some very good and serious thought into their reflections,” added Christopher Clow, the campus ministry department’s director of music and liturgy. “I think these stations are a fantastic way to share the beautiful etched stations of Fr. Catich with alumni and friends of St. Ambrose, no matter where they are in the world. But it is also a great way to see our students’ perspectives, to take this ancient practice and make it come alive for our students today. It gives them a chance to re-imagine these stations anew, and for all of us to learn something great from their insight.”

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