Traditionally, Lenten devotions in parish Churches have drawn attention to the suffering and death of Jesus. The most popular one is known as the Stations of the Cross. During the time of the crusades (1095-1270), it became popular for pilgrims to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary. The Stations of the Cross, became a popular ourdoor devotion throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. In the mid 18th century, stations were allowed inside Churches. The Stations becames a familiar feature in Catholic churches. In the 1960s and it became popular to add a fifteenth Station representing the end of the journey; the resurrection.
[Source: Supplement to the Sunday Bulletin of February 3, 2008; St. Paul Parish, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.]