Today, Friday, April 14,2017, is Good Friday, and Christians throughout the world commemorate the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the 14 Stations of the Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross.
Today I take you to a fitting place, some 700 miles north of Mexico City, to the City of Torreon, where a shrine has been built, in honor of the Passion and Death of Christ, El Cristo de las Noas.
Main altar at the church at the shrine of Cristo
de las Noas.
Crucifix at the Main altar of the
Church of Cristo de las Noas.
First Station of the Way of the Cross, "Christ
condemned to Death, Death on the Cross"
Second Station: Jesus accepts His Cross.
Third Station: Jesus falls for the first time.
Fourth Station: Jesus meets His Mother.
Fifth Station: Simon helps carry the Cross.
Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
Seventh Station: Jesus falls for the second time.
Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of
Ninth Station: Jesus falls for the third time.
Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped of His garments.
Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the Cross.
Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the Cross.
Thirteenth Station: Jesus is taken down from the
Fourteenth Station: Jesus is placed in the tomb.
Christ rises from the dead on the third day.
(this is not a station of the Via Crucis).
Christ Resurrected with the
Mexican Martyrs of the 20th
Century Persecution during the
Guerra de los Cristeros.
A plaque commemoration the
martyrdom of Mexicans during
the Cristero Conflict from 1926
Father Jose Rodriguez Tenorio
Founder of the Shrine of
Cristo de las Noas.
A tranquil resting place on the way of the many
chapels on the sacred mountain of the Cerro
de las Noas.
Nopal typical vegetation of the
Mexican dry lands and deserts.
Chapel dedicated to the Passion
of Christ with a Stairway with
the 33 symbolic steps
The Chapel of the Passion on
the Cerro de las Noas.
Inside the chapel of the Crucifixion of Christ.
Chapel replica of the tomb of
Christ on the Cerro de las Noas
"Christ is not here. He has resurrected"
Typical Mesquite tree of the
Mexican dry lands.
The skyline of Torreon seen from the Cerro de
las Noas, with the mining complex, Peñoles in
The endemic "Noa" plant of Torreon.
The skyline of the beautiful city of Torreon
seen from the Cerro de las Noas.
The statue of Christ Resurrected
on the Cerro de las Noas is one
three largest statues of Christ in