Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine Cross - Hereford, AZ
N 31° 22.821 W 110° 14.036
12R E 572842 N 3472009
Quick Description: A seventy-five foot Celtic Cross located at the Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine in Hereford, AZ, USA.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2008 11:26:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM3Q7K
This huge Celtic Cross is found on the grounds of the Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine. Appearing to be carved out of timbers it is actually hand sculpted. Even close up, the detail is deceiving. It was completed in 1998. The letters V, I, T and A are found on the arms of the cross. VITA means life. Admission to the shrine is free and open to the public from 9am to sunset daily, 365 days a year.
Driving directions: From Sierra Vista take Hwy 92 south to Stone Ridge. Continue onto Prince Placer Road and then turn right onto Twin Oaks Road. Parking is located at the gate below the shrine. A trail that takes visitors through an outdoor Stations of the Cross
leads up to the shrine.
Information for this post was gleaned from the "Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine Visitor's Brochure" which can be obtained at the chapel. You can also visit the Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine