Stations of the Cross
The outdoor Stations of the Cross provide a fitting setting for pilgrims to draw closer to Christ by making with Him, in prayer, the Way of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross, dedicated December 9, 2004 on the Feast of Saint Juan Diego, wind alongside the bluff in a natural setting.
The Stations of the Cross are a most treasured devotion in the Church, for they help us in a direct and practical way to meditate upon all that it meant for our Lord to suffer and die for us, to save us from our sins and to win for us the gift of everlasting life. When we cannot travel to the actual places in the Holy Land, in which our Lord accomplished our salvation, we make the Way of the Cross, mystically uniting ourselves to the Lord in the very places made holy by Him Who is all holy. Making the Stations of the Cross, how can we ever doubt God’s love for us, His providence in our lives! – Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate invite you to join them in praying the Stations of the Cross during the Lenten Season:
Lenten Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent (except Good Friday)
The encasement for each Station was designed by Michael Swinghamer of River Architects in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The bronze reliefs were designed by artist Anthony Visco of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A paved path leads pilgrims along the Way of the Cross. Granite benches are placed at each station to allow pilgrims to rest, meditate, and pray.