The Ascension is the seventh station. This year we will celebrate Ascension Thursday on the 25th of May, the Feast of St. Madeleine Sophie. Of course, now most places in the United States celebrate the Ascension on Sunday. Let us think about this day from the point of view of Jesus and why it is a Station of Joy.
Jesus has accomplished his mission and is ready to return to His Father. He is full of joy as He ascends into heaven. Yes, He is leaving his mother and his disciples, but He knows that He is always with us and has given us His Presence in a special way in the Eucharist. It is a time of joy for Jesus and this Feast is a joy for us, too.
Jesus continues to give His joy to each of us. Let us rejoice and be glad. There are no sad saints!
Today is also First Friday when we honor the love of the Heart of Jesus for each one of us and He asks us to let Him love us and to love Him and give His Love to others.