Rosary Walk

The Rosary Walk provides a fitting setting for pilgrims to draw closer to Christ by contemplating Him in prayer while meditating upon the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of His Incarnation and Redemption. Beautiful bronze plaques at each alcove explain the Mystery which is being depicted.

The prayer “The Hail Mary” is presented on bronze plaques in several languages – English, Spanish, Hmong, and Nahuatl (Aztec) – along the walk.

Artist Anthony Visco from Atelier of the Sacred Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was commissioned to create the original artwork for the Rosary Walk. The following are his comments, taken from an interview:

I wanted an immediacy to them, so that they can be recognized by people from far away. Each mystery had to have its own distinct character, its own distinct composition, and its own distinct light source, something that was almost supernatural. I wanted to show the variety of light in our lives as it comes through Christ … Very simply, when there is the Rosary, there is always hope.

In 2002, Blessed John Paul II wrote an apostolic letter on the Rosary of the Virgin Mary:
Rosarium Virginis Mariae  (English / Spanish).

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