Fifth Station: Prophecy of Zechariah

Fifth Station: Prophecy of Zechariah

The text from the passage of scripture is popularly know as the Canticle of Zechariah. Like the Canticle of Mary, it is largely composed of phrases from the Septuagint and is likely Jewish-Christian hymn. It does not directly answer the question Zechariah was asked in...
Fourth Station: Birth of John the Baptist

Fourth Station: Birth of John the Baptist

The author of the Gospel according to Luke gives us the first birth narrative of Christian scripture; John in born to Elizabeth and Zechariah. John is one of the important characters of the Advent season because it was he who would prepare the way for the Lord, as...
Second Station: The Visitation

Second Station: The Visitation

We read, in the Gospel of Luke, of the joy felt by both Elizabeth and the child in her womb, who would grow up to become John the Baptist. Do we too feel that sense of overwhelming joy in the presence of Jesus?
First Station: The Annunciation

First Station: The Annunciation

The author of Luke’s gospel is the only evangelist to recount the visit to Mary by the Angel. We are reminded of the brave response Mary gave, knowing that presenting herself has pregnant before marriage could have severe consequences. We pray that we are strong...