Presentation at Saint Gabriel Catholic Church, Colorado Springs, CO on The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and the Healing of All.

I will be offering this presentation tomorrow at Saint Gabriel Church, 8755, Scarborough Drive, Colorado Springs, CO. If you are in the area, hope you can join us.

Stations of the Cross Art Presentation
Please join us on Wednesday, March 30th at 6:30 PM, at Saint Gabriel Church for an
important discussion. Fr. Ronald Raab, CSC, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Colorado
Springs, will present his fourteen original Stations of the Cross paintings to the parish. Fr.
Raab painted these images early in the pandemic and has shared them as illustrations in the
booklet, The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and the Healing of All. The
USCCB commissioned Fr. Paul Turner to author the text of this booklet as a resource of
prayer concerning the issues of clergy sexual crimes and abuse. The booklet provides the
people of God with a way to join in a communion of prayer for our brothers and sisters who
have been hurt and betrayed as we contemplate the passion and death of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Fr. Raab will share his experience illustrating these Stations of the Cross, telling the
story of his painting journey with openness and deep compassion. Copies of the Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and the Healing of All will be available. This event is sponsored by the Encountering God Through the Arts group, and will meet in Annunciation Hall, our new parish hall. These paintings of the Stations of the Cross have been installed in the back hallway of our parish hall (the “gallery”). You are invited to begin viewing and praying them. We hope to have them in the parish for the remainder of Lent, and perhaps even longer. Prayer books are available for purchase in the parish office, for $5.00, or you can use the self-guided tour displayed next to each painting.

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