You can experience the Way of the Cross "traditionally" in church, comfortably sitting in a bench and listening to meditations. But you can also do it in a different – EXTREME way! And we would like to invite you to set off on such a Way of the Cross. There will be about 100,000 of us in 20 countries! Why don’t YOU set off on the Extreme Way of the Cross in 2018?
For power is made perfect in weakness! (2 Corinthians 12, 9)already on 23rd March 2018!
Take up the challenge of the Extreme Way of the Cross!
Will you take up the challenge (and the opportunity)?
What EWC participants have to do is clear: walk over 40 km on a selected route, at night, in silence, counting only on their own strength. It may be a struggle with your weaknesses and yourself, but it’s also for yourself!
- Is it really for me?
- Will I manage?
- Isn’t it a crazy idea? On Friday, after working all week! After all, it may be done in a “normal” way, in church...
route of approx. 40 km
in changing weather conditions
The challenge is there– take it up or not? You decide, be brave!
The second stage – you have taken up the challenge and covered the first metres or kilometres.
Nothing out of the ordinary, you walk, every now and then there’s another station, a short prayer - the text of meditations read in the light of the headlamp, if the weather’s good and you don’t get stuck in mud or get wet in puddles then everything is just fine, no big deal - just normal walking. Still a very long way to go...
route marked in EWC mobile app
you go by yourself or in a group of max. 10 people
Still a very long way to go...
It may start at any point of the route, there is no rule, it may go away or stay with you until the end - it will probably stay. And that’s good, because struggle is the essence of EWC. It's the route beyond the comfort zone. You may experience it in many different ways: aching feet, no strength, cold rain on your face.
When exhaustion and fatigue really set in, you then discover that faith gives the reason and strength to go on.
struggling with the hardship and weaknesses
looking for strength to transcend yourself
deep reflection and meditation
And here the "real spiritual exercise" begins, you can open up to deep meditation and prayer.
An encounter with HIM
That’s what EWC is all about. The rest doesn’t matter. Silence, prayer, meditation, long night route, this is what it’s all about, there’s no other reason. Dublin, Chicago, Warsaw, Spitsbergen – the place and the size of the group are not important. The whole idea behind the Extreme Way of the Cross is an encounter with God.
deep spiritual experience
emotions you have never experienced before
the MOST AWARE Way of the Cross in your life