Stations of the Cross for Kids

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Let us follow our dear Lord Jesus as he travels the Way of the Cross. He is asking us to follow him. Are you afraid? Jesus himself was afraid to walk this painful journey, but out of love for us, he did so. So for love of him, we follow.  

This fully illustrated version of the traditional Stations of the Cross contains new meditations by children's author Regina Doman (Angel in the Waters) along with:

  • Scripture verses that point to each station
  • traditional prayers attributed to St. Francis of Assisi and St. Alphonsus Liguori
  • lyrics to the traditional hymn “Stabat Mater” ("At the Cross Her Station Keeping") in both Latin and English
  • a feature that gives historical and scriptural lessons concerning the tradition of walking the Way of the Cross
  • and a final prayer that ties the stations to Eucharistic Adoration throughout the liturgical year

Detailed pictures compliment the text and allow the reader to follow Christ and His Mother as they make their way through the streets of Jerusalem on the way to Calvary. 

Regina Doman
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Chris Lewis

20 Reviews

  • 5
    Stations of the Cross for kids

    Posted by Theresa Rodriguez on Feb 23rd 2024

    The illustrations were beautifully done, and for my History loving Grandson, and added bonus is an interesting historic fact with every station.

  • 5
    Beautiful book for kids

    Posted by Maria on Feb 16th 2024

    My kids (10, 9, 5) have loved poring over this exquisitely illustrated and thoughtfully written book. My daughter even asked to get a copy for her friend for her birthday!

  • 5
    Great for readers of all ages.

    Posted by Steven McEvoy on Dec 26th 2023

    This is the eleventh volume from the pen of Regina Doman that I have read. I have actually had it for over a year before I got to reading it. Last year was very busy. And then over the year I stuck with version I know well. I try and pray a Stations each day during Lent, and at least Fridays throughout the year. I enjoyed this one so much I picked up the eBook edition so I could give the physical copy to my son. There was some significant controversy around this volume last year. FB blocked adds for it as too graphic, and repeatedly censored posts by the author, the publisher and reviewers. It is an excellent edition. My only complaint is that in the eBook edition each page is a picture and text to speech adaptive technology does not work with it. I would love if there was an audio download available to pray along with. But even with those two it is a version I can easily recommend for children and to be honest to be read and prayed by people of any age. The first page is a history of the stations and the next two are guides to using this version of the stations. That second page states: “Within each station, you will find the following: Each station has a street scene with many people. Try to follow Christ and his Mother on their way to Golgotha. Notice what the other people are doing. Who is helping Jesus? Who is hurting him? Who is not paying attention? What sorts of things are they doing? How are the things they are doing related to what is happening to Jesus? See the boy and girl in the top corner stealing apples from their neighbor’s tree. How is their story part of Jesus’s story? Opening Responsorial This prayer, probably created by St. Francis of Assisi, is prayed after each station is announced. It is also a good prayer to pray whenever you pass a Catholic church where the Eucharist is housed. Priest (or leader): We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you Response: Because by your Holy Cross, you have redeemed the world. Prayer of Love to Jesus This prayer was composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori for his well-loved Stations of the Cross and can be prayed after each meditation. I love you, O Jesus my love, with all my heart. I repent for ever having offended you. Never let me offend you again. Grant only that I may love you always, and then do with me as you will.” At the bottom of each station is the Stabat Mater in both English and Latin. On the second page of each station is a side bar, a way to go deeper, or learn more about the history, or event related to that station. The first page of each station is a full page artwork with the number and name of the station overlaid at the top of the page and the bottom has the ‘We adore you’ prayer. The sidebar on the first station is: “Gabbatha: The Stone Pavement “When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, and in Hebrew, Gabbatha” (Jn 19:13). Where was Gabbatha, the place where Pilate condemned Jesus? For many years, it was thought that Pontius Pilate, must have questioned Jesus at the Antonian fortress. This was a tower close to the Temple, which was built by Herod the Great in honor of his patron, Marc Antony. But early historians wrote that the governor stayed in Herod’s palace on the western hill whenever he was in Jerusalem and used the pavement outside for judging criminals. Recent archeology has uncovered a pavement outside of Herod’s palace which fits their description of the praetorium used by Pilate.” This is a wonderful version of the stations. There is so much details in the illustrations. You can go over them again and again. And the illustrations all overlap. A few are the same base image. I would love to print off copies in the same scale and overlay them to see the passion take place. This is an excellent stations of the cross. It is another great resource from Regina Doman and from TAN books. I highly recommend this for church, school, home use and as a library resource for each as well.

  • 5
    Beautiful for Kids and Adults!!!

    Posted by Sara on May 24th 2023

    Listen. Devotional material for children doesn;t have to be juvenile. In fact, I would argue that the less juvenile the better. My children are more attracted to the intricate and the traditional than they are to the simplified and the simple and the 80s cartoonish. When we dumb down children;s devotional material were disrespecting their dignity and their capacity for understanding - which we often underestimate and is greater than we think. And that is why I love this new Stations of the Cross from TAN books! It is absolutely, stunningly, gorgeous. It's a pleasure for both me and my children to look upon. The stunning illustrations draw children and adults into the devotion. The reflections help children understand and enter into the station they are contemplating while they look at the rich and in-depth illustrations. When I first saw that this book was being released, it was instantly drawn to it as a resource for my children. And when it arrived, I opened the package and literally screamed for joy! My children ran and gathered around me, and oohùed and aahedù at the beautiful cover of this book. They begged to see it and my little one just sat and stared at the pictures, even though she can'tyet read the accompanying meditations. This will be a beautiful resource for our family for reflecting on the Stations of the Cross in our home. If you have children of any age, this book will be a beautiful blessing for them and their spiritual life!

  • 5
    Beautiful Illustrations and Reflections: Will Definitely keep kids; attention!

    Posted by Monica F. on May 24th 2023

    This book is a wonderful resource to help kids pray the Stations of the Cross. Its packed with detailed illustrations of each scene, references from Scripture, further explanation of the scene and reflection on what the people were doing and experiencing, a prayer asking for the virtues we learn from the Station as well as the prayer by St. Alphonsus Liguori and excerpts from the 13th century Latin hymn to Our Lady describing her experience as she suffered alongside her Son. Further insight into the Scripture (including foreshadowing prophecy from the Old Testament) and additional detail about the Catholic Devotion of the Stations offer deeper participation and understanding of this journey with Jesus through His Passion. The illustrations beautifully articulate the scene, while not unduly graphic or disturbing for sensitive kids. There is so much information and different threads of prayer and reflection to follow throughout the Stations, that kids will learn something new every time! The book will definitely help to keep their attention throughout the prayer and reflection. The reflections are specifically geared to kids, without compromising, dumbing down, or softening Jesus Sacrifice for our sins. The side-bar of text offers deeper insight into the events and parts of Jesus Passion. The reflections help us to recognize our Lords Love for us, while challenging kids to follow and serve Jesus; to be kind to others, and to be grateful for His Suffering for us.

  • 5
    Beautiful detailed Stations of the Cross

    Posted by Cathy V. on May 24th 2023

    I bought this book for my daughter to help her understand how important Stations of the Cross is. But let me tell you I literally love it. It really takes you through the Stations and helps you understand more of what Jesus was going through.

  • 5
    My Favorite Stations Book Ever!

    Posted by Candace on May 24th 2023

    I couldn;t ask for anything more in a Stations of the Cross book. My children and I just prayed it, and the detailed, intriguing pictures aided so much in mediation that even my five year old high-energy boy was enthralled. I loved having the Stabat Mater verses on each page. Mediations are the perfect length, very insightful, with a short Scripture reading. Glad i bought several!

  • 5
    Written so well. My granddaughter

    Posted by SARITA A. on Dec 26th 2022

    Written so well. My granddaughter will love it.

  • 5
    Beautifully inspiring

    Posted by CHRISTOPHER L. on Dec 16th 2022

    Traditional stations of the cross prayers with captivating illustrations from artist Chris Lewis (Baritus) with scriptural and historical info to aid your spiritual reflections. Highly recommend. Also has Latin and English Stabat Mater lyrics dx ex V I n B In by to pray with!u