This speech was given as part of the Catholic Charities’ Good Friday Pilgrimage. This pilgrimage is an urban stations of the cross and Anton’s speech was the 13th Station, “Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross.” (Special thanks to Jorge Lawton for the phenomenal interpretation.)
What could I tell her? What would you have told her?
During all six days of the pilgrimage we are carrying a cross made as a gift by immigrants in Gainesville. However, today the cross took on extra meaning as the first person to carry it was a Mexican woman named Linda*. I had heard from some of the coordinators a bit of Linda’s story and I [...]