The following comes from a March 2 OC Catholic article by Jorge Luis Macias:
For 11 years, Deborah McCullough has walked the dangerous and steep trails walked by migrants in Southern Arizona.
In 2013, at an immigration summit held by the Diocese of Tucson, Arizona, she was invited to create an exhibit. Three attendees from the Diocese of Los Angeles saw this exhibit and working with them they created “A Journey of Hope: Via Crucis.” It was first shown at the Religious Education Congress, 2014 and has been shown in Los Angeles and Tucson since then.
During Lenten season and Year of Mercy, McCullough is presenting “A Journey of Hope Along the Migrant Trail: A Via Crucis Migrante” (Migrant Stations of the Cross) at the Christ Cathedral Cultural Center February 26 to March 6.
“I hope my art provokes discussion around the issue of immigration, of the why, the how and the human factors involved,” she said. “It is my objective to create a bridge between the rhetoric and the politics of a political issue and the human faces and the human ordeals people actually face on a daily basis. I hope to change hearts and to provoke action.”
The impressive exhibit was created with sacred artifacts found along the U.S.-Mexico border. These unique stations form a powerful, prayerful encounter that brings to light the plight of migrants, refugees and those who inhabit the margins of the society.