Way of the Cross at Cathedral Place

Way of the Cross at Cathedral Place (HM1F47)

Location: Madison, WI 53703 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.36', W 89° 23.13'

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Cathedral Parish

This is the once and future site of the cathedral church of the Diocese of Madison. Saint Raphael, the first Catholic parish in Madison, laid the cornerstone for its second church here in 1854. It was built of native stone and faced Main Street. That church was raised to the dignity of a cathedral when the Diocese of Madison was created in 1946, and destroyed by arson in 2005.

This block will be the site of a new cathedral. In the meantime, this holy place is being used as a Way of the Cross. This devotion is rooted in the ancient Christian practice of visiting Jerusalem to retrace the steps of Jesus from his trial to his tomb. The fourteen stations (marked by stone crosses) commemorate fourteen events that took place along that route.

——Stations of the Cross——

I Jesus is Condemned to Death
II Jesus Takes Up His Cross
IIIJesus Falls the First Time
IV Jesus Meets His Beloved Mother
V Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus
VI Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
VII Jesus Falls the Second Time
VIII Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
IX Jesus Falls the Third Time
X Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
XI Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
XII Jesus Dies on the Cross
XIII Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross
XIV Jesus Is Laid in the Sepulcher

More information about the site and meditations to accompany your use of this Way of the Cross can be found at: www.isthmuscatholic.org/wayofcross
HM NumberHM1F47
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 305787 N 4771646
Decimal Degrees43.07266667, -89.38550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.36', W 89° 23.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 21.60" N, 89° 23' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 S Fairchild St, Madison WI 53703, US
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