Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross One of the most important devotions of the Catholic faith, the Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, has been brought vividly to life at Woronora Memorial Park.
Designed as a place of deep spiritual significance, the Stations of the Cross displays 14 beautifully crafted statues, each representing one of the 14 traditional Stations, arranged in a circular walk, representing completeness all facing inwards to the central figure of the Risen Christ.
Surrounded by beautifully tended gardens rich in symbolism, this unique place gives families a wonderful way to honour their loved ones in a place of great spiritual significance.
Christ’s Passion and Resurrection offer lessons for us all, not just in the power of prayer to overcome obstacles but also hope in the promise of the soul’s next joyful journey.
The Stations of the Cross has a long tradition in Christian faith. The devotion grew out of a desire to imitate the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, which was thought to be the route taken by Jesus on the road to Calvary. In 1731, Pope Clement X11 fixed the number of stations at 14.
Entering the hallowed circle, with its 14 traditional Stations and trellised circular walk, you’re struck by its quiet serenity. Large and imposing, each two-metre high 2 ton Station has been carved from a single block of solid granite. Their dramatic and austere beauty offers the perfect medium for simple, yet profound messages. Underneath each Station, words of reflection provided by Father Don Richardson offer pilgrims and visitors the chance to reflect on the meaning behind each scene.
At the centre of the circular Way is a spectacular sculpture of the Risen Christ, seeming almost to float over a beautiful water feature. Beyond the Way, an empty white Cross with a dove bearing an olive branch symbolises the miraculous nature of the Resurrection and God’s assurance of peace and the Holy Spirit.
In every direction, Woronora’s magnificent gardens provide a serene and lovely backdrop for this uniquely spiritual resting place. Thoughtful plantings of date palms and olives echo Old and New Testament symbols from the Bible.
Remembering precious lives in a sacred place
Stations of the Cross offers a distinctive resting place for both burials and ash memorials. Its moving meditation on the mysteries of life and death gives family and friends a chance to reflect on Christ’s ultimate message of mercy, charity and hope.
Families may choose to be buried at the heart of this beautiful and moving area, with select positions beneath the Stations themselves. Each Station offers a unique meditation on the hopes and challenges of life, providing a wonderful chance to reflect and pay tribute to the life of a significant loved one.
Our Full Monumental Positions on the Lawn within the Stations Precinct provide an enduring memorial in a deeply inspiring place. The Lawn area also offers a selection of gracious Family Estates, with spaces for between two and four ash interments.
No matter where you choose to lay your loved one to rest, Stations of the Cross provides a unique opportunity to create a beautiful and lasting memorial in a place of great spiritual moment.
- Unique Memorials
- Stations of the Cross
- Missing Persons
- Virtual Memorialisation