The last "extra" trip we made on our drive home to/from Cape Cod was to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. There is so much there that honors the Divine Mercy of Jesus, St. Faustina Kowalska (to whom the specific image was revealed), and St. John Paul II, the Pope that cannonized Faustina. The Church is just beautiful! I would have loved to go crazy in there with the camera, but they were having Adoration and Benediction while we were there. While it was awesome to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament there, it wasn't really an appropriate time to start snapping pictures of the artwork around the church!
I got some nice photos outside, though. One of the highlights of the lovely grounds are the beautiful life-size Stations of the Cross. The weather was gorgeous so we were able to walk and pray the Stations before getting back on the road! (Believe me, we needed the exercise and the grace to survive the rest of that loooooong car ride home...)
|James looks a little skeptical about being carried from Station to Station ;)|
|one of the Women of Jerusalem|
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We adore you O, Christ and we bless you;
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world!