Saint Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu holds ‘Way of the Cross’
Mangaluru: The St Anthony Ashram Jeppu held the Way of the Cross on 24 March 2019 at the Ashram grounds in remembrance of the passion and death Jesus suffered to redeem humanity from the chains of sin.
The Christian community has begun the season of Lent on 6 March with the imposition of ashes on the head. The forty days of Lent is observed in remembrance of forty years of journey of Israelites in the desert before they reached the Promised Land and the forty days of fasting and prayer done by Jesus before He began His public life. The season of Lent is a season of cleansing; it’s a season of grace which involves fasting, giving up pleasures and practicing almsgiving.
Rev Fr Santhosh Lobo, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Dolours Church Kasargod preached a homily on the need of following in the footsteps of Jesus if we wish to be called as followers of Jesus. While we conduct the devotion of Way of the Cross it is necessary to walk the way of the cross in our life when difficulties come on our way by submitting ourselves to the will of God.
Prem Kumar and team conducted the Way of the Cross. More than 500 people participated in the devotion. Fr Onil D’Souza, the director of Ashram thanked all those who participated in the Way of the Cross and all those to conduct the devotion.