In 2009, Br. Peter Huynh, LC teamed up with
fourteen of his theology classmates in Thornwood, NY and a
group of primary school students to create a book that
would help children and adults alike to pray the Stations
of the Cross during Lent. The seminarians wrote simple reflections,
and the children provided drawings to accompany them. The result
was a beautiful and heartfelt work of art and prayer.
“There are plenty of materials to help adults to pray
and meditate during Lent, but what about our little ones?”
Br. Peter asked. “Are they too young to pray, and
participate in Christ’s passion? I don’t think so and that’s
why I am doing this for them.”
Encouraged by the appreciation for the book, Br. Peter, now
studying in Rome, is launching a drawing competition for 2nd
– 5th grade students in order to compile a new
book. A group of seminarians will vote on the drawings,
and the winning ones will be published. Br. Peter is
hoping to publish a series of Stations of the Cross
books this year, so many drawings will be selected! The
drawings have a long trip ahead of them to Rome
and Ash Wednesday is coming soon, so Br. Peter is
encouraging interested teachers and parents to start as soon as
possible; artwork will need to arrive soon in order to
As Br. Peter said in 2009, the children’s
artwork shows “profound faith, simplicity, and innocence. Children draw according
to what they understand and believe, not according to what
others think. They express it as they understand it.” He
hopes that many children will participate in this activity, which
will help both children and adults in their prayer this
For more details and an entry form, contact Br.
Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the print version of
the Stations of the Cross booklet from 2009, click here.