Stations Of The Cross - St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Across The Street From Trim Castle
I photographed this is the dark on a very wet night without a flash so the quality of the photographs is poor and one photograph was unusable but when I visit Trim again at Christmas I will re-visit and photograph in better light.
On the wall of Trim Castle Hotel but on the grounds of St. Patrick’s church there is a collection of religious art known as “Stations Of The Cross”. Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) is a series of artistic representations, very often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus before he died, and the devotions using that series to commemorate the Passion, often moving physically around a set of stations. The vast majority of Roman Catholic churches now contain such a series, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches these are small plaques with reliefs or paintings, simpler than most of the examples shown here. The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It is commonly observed in Lutheranism, and amongst the Anglo-Catholic wing of Anglicanism. It may be done at any time, but is most commonly done during the Season of Lent, especially on Good Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.