The Stations of the Cross, also called The Way of the Cross and Via Dolorosa depict fourteen key events on the day of Christ’s crucifixion. The custom originated in medieval Europe. By the 17th century they were quite common in Catholic churches.
Here is a photograph we took of the second Station, where the cross is laid upon Jesus. We received permission from the mission to take this photograph.
The interior of the San Gabriel church is rather dark and the lighting is quite uneven. We used special equipment to take this photograph. If you visit San Gabriel the paintings will look darker under the available light.