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Once again, I have learned something new and had to share it with you!
Apparently there are Stations of the Cross AND Stations of Light!
What is the Way of Light?
Via Lucis or The Way of Light is a series of 14 Biblical Meditations on the beautiful events following the Resurrection of Jesus.
These “stations” are invitations to stop and ponder during this luminous Easter time, taking in all the beauty and light of these encounters with our Risen Lord.
I only just learned that this devotional exercise existed! I learned about it from Ingrid Blixt, owner of Open Journey
Open Journey provides resources to help one Bible Journal and prayer journal. The devotional kit on the Stations of Light include meditations that are both in a written/devotional form and visual art (various art and illustrations), following the same structure of the Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis) which we observe during the Holy Week.
Get this devotional to help you meditate and journal of the Stations of Light:
The Way of Light: a creative Bible Study
What are the 14 Stations of Light?
- Jesus Rises from the Dead
- The Disciples Discover the Empty Tomb
- The Risen Lord Appears to Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles
- The Risen Lord Appears on the Road to Emmaus
- The Risen Lord is Recognized in the Breaking of the Bread
- The Risen Lord Appears to the Community of Disciples
- The Risen Lord Breathes Peace and Gives the Power to Forgive
- The Risen Lord Strengthens the Faith of Thomas
- The Risen Lord Eats with the Disciples on the Shore of Tiberias
- The Risen Lord Forgives Peter and Entrusts Him to Feed His Sheep
- The Risen Lord Sends the Disciples into the World
- The Risen Lord Ascends into Heaven
- Mary and the Disciples Keep Vigil in the Upper Room for the Spirit’s Advent
- The Risen Lord Sends the Holy Spirit
Ways to meditate on the Stations of Light using a journal
- Use the Open Journey devotional booklet. Each station or day has a Scripture reading, a meditation, a prayer and corresponding illustrations. After reading about one Station, write the station and something that really resonated you from the meditation and/or prayer.
- Use the Way of Light devotional kit . This kit contains a variety of journaling elements including art printed on white and clear sticker paper, washi strips, Word focus cards and illustrated Bible verse cards – choose a few to simply decorate a page of your journal. Think about why you chose those pieces and offer the time you spend in creative meditation to God and for your special intentions.
- Copy the 14 Stations of Light. Choose one to really think about. Highlight that one. Find it in your Bible, and read about it. Imagine being there. Take a couple breaths and sit in silence. Write down what you hear Jesus saying in your heart.
Ingrid Blixt and I know each other from being a part of the Catholics Online community. I shared with her that I often blog about prayer journaling, and she is very excited to let more people know about this devotion knowns as the Way of Light. I told her I had never heard of it and would be happy to share this with you. In order to help me, she sent me a digital copy of the kit. You know me though – I am eyeing up all her stickers, kits with washi tape and more!
I also saw a mini-devotional Ingrid offers that is called Purpose.
This devotional is designed to remind us of God’s love and ultimately to reinforce Trust in God’s plan and timing. It’s beautiful and bright and really quite delightful!
Have you ever heard of or meditate upon the Stations of Light?
Tell me in the comments, I’m super curious!
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