Way of the Cross

For centuries, pilgrims have traveled to the Holy Land to retrace Christ’s steps during the events leading up to His death. Following the narrow streets of Jerusalem, the pilgrims pause to reflect and pray along the way.

The Shrine’s Way of the Cross enables persons to participate in this devotional tradition amidst a grove of evergreens and pines. Visitors follow the fourteen Stations of the Cross along a half-mile roadway. Each station depicts a poignant grouping of exquisitely detailed, full-color statues of Christ, Mary and the others who journeyed with Christ on His way to Calvary.

Hand painted background scenes give the stations a realistic, three-dimensional effect. The wooden structures encasing the stations were built by Oblate seminarians shortly after the Shrine’s opening. Landscaped areas in front of the stations surround each station with natural beauty throughout the seasons.

Visitors wishing to pray the Way of the Cross can follow a recorded meditation at each station, offered in English or Spanish. The Way of the Cross roadway is also open to automobile traffic.