Station days were days of fasting in the early Christian Church. The practice of keeping stations died out during the Avignon papacy, but it has been revived in the twentieth century by popes Leo XIII and John XXIII.
Today they are days associated with processions to particular churches in which the faithful may gain certain indulgences.
- Ash Wednesday: Santa Sabina
- First Sunday of Lent: Lateran basilica
- Second Sunday of Lent: Santa Maria in Domnica
- Third Sunday of Lent: San Lorenzo fuori le Mura
- Fourth Sunday of Lent: Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
- Fifth Sunday of Lent: Vatican basilica
- Palm Sunday: Lateran basilica
- Easter Sunday: Liberian Basilica
- Octave of Easter: San Pancrazio