Station 8: Jesus meets women of Jeruzalem

But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
Luke 23:28
These words (Luke 23:38) are sometimes seen as a foreboding of the destruction of the temple in AD 70. So it could be taken to mean: ‘Do not mourn now, save your tears for when things will be worse.’
 On his way to Golgotha Jesus spares a few moments for Mary Magdalene, the mysterious woman who was possibly more important to him than the gospels would have us believe.
Statue group Lourdes, France
In Lourdes, France, the Stations of the Cross are situated on the hill next to the Sanctuary, almost abutting the Basilicas and formerly continuous down to the Grotto. Up the hill there are 14 stations with bronze life size statues.
Roberto Ferri – eighth station of the cross
This extremely powerful picture as will see more in the next stations of Christ holding his hand towards the women. Wonderful use of colours, deep expression in the faces, remarkable painting.
Chris Woods – Jesus Meets The Women Of Jerusalem
Maybe not for everyone, but I for one, love this piece of art by Chris Woods (1970). He painted it in 1995, oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches.
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6 thoughts on “Station 8: Jesus meets women of Jeruzalem

  1. The bronze must be very impressive with these larger than life statues. Chris Woods is a matter of taste indeed. It creates a nice contrast to the other two I think.

    In this series I wanted to show the diversity artists came up with, given the same theme.

    Thank you for your comment,
    Han

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  2. There still is a lot of fear amongst religious men of all religions against women. Veils, separate places in church, here in Holland we have a Christian political party that only allows men to join.

    Seems to me Jesus gave another example.
    Han

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  3. I enjoy the paintings but really like the bronze. The painting by Chris Woods is touching but I really don't enjoy historical depictions being modernized.

    Hugs and blessings…Cat

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  4. Thanks for these…they all touch me..Jesus reaching out to woman, seemingly inviting them in….lessons to be learned. I have hope that these lessons are finally taking hold..
    hugs abby

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