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- plural of
the stations pl (plural only)
- (plural only, Ireland, sometimes capitalised) An infrequent religious gathering of family and friends spread over a few days, where Mass and the Rosary will be said in the home.
- (Can we date this quote?), Bridget Haggerty, “An old custom that still exists...The Stations”, in Irish culture and customs:
- This tradition dates back to the Penal Laws, when it was forbidden for Catholic priests to say Mass in public. To get around the problem, the Mass was often celebrated secretly in people's homes, and afterwards, those in attendance stayed on for breakfast. This was often followed by a full day of merriment - but only after the priest had finished his breakfast and taken his leave! As the years went by, and the Penal Laws were repealed, the custom of The Stations continued, especially in Ireland's more rural areas.
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of station