STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross that line the walls of the sanctuary of St. Stephen’s were created by Sr. Paula Turnbull, of the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane. She was assisted by parish member Jack Eskeberg, who created the wood frames and were installed in summer of 2003.
The Stations were conceived to mirror the shapes of the stained glass windows in the sanctuary. The images are carved in mahogany. Tesserae glass from the island of Burano, Italy, fill the four panels of each Station, creating the shape of a cross with the colorful glass mimicking stained glass.
A talk with Sr. Paula
As she was creating the Stations, Sr. Paula talked about how each was conceived. “I lay them out on the floor and let them talk to me. The colors tell me which station they go with. I question them, too. I ask them how they want to be designed. You’d be amazed at the answers.”
Walking through the Stations of the Cross
We invite you to walk through the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, at our remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion. At other times of the year, you may come into the sanctuary at any time to move through the Stations as a meditative way to reflect on the life of Christ. A booklet is available for you to use as a guide to the Stations.