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Shrine of the Stations of the Cross - San Luis, CO, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 37° 12.005 W 105° 25.754
13S E 461909 N 4117155
Quick Description: These ¾ to life size, fifteen Stations of the Cross are masterful sculptures of Jesus' final days. The sculptures are both evocative and powerful.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2018 5:35:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMYWJE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
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Long Description:
"Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are a series of bronze statues that depict the last hours of Christ’s life—his judgment, sufferings, and death.

Each station shows a different scene and is accompanied by a plaque with several Bible Scriptures. Each plaque also asks for special prayer requests, most are for the families that donated that station.

There are 15 stations in all with the last station being Christ’s resurrection.

Visiting this site is free but donations are welcome either at the church at the top or in the visitor’s center.

Plan on an at least an hour if all you plan to do is read each station and then move on. You can easily spend several hours if you take your time and pray at the stations. The speed at which you go is entirely up to you.

Please be mindful of other visitors by using hushed voices and not allowing your children to run around.

Stations of the Cross Shrine is located in San Luis, Colorado, which is Colorado oldest town, and it is open year round.

The Shrine is located on a mesa in the center of the town. The Shrine is formally known as “La Mesa de la Piedad y de la Misericordia” (Hill of Piety and Mercy).

The dirt walking trail is less than a mile long and very easy. It slowly winds you up the mesa, passing the different sculptures as you go. You also follow the same trail back down the mesa.

Parking is across the street next to the visitor’s center.

Shrine Sculptor

Huberto Maestas was the sculptor for all of the statues.

There is nothing passive about his pieces. His figures embrace drama and capture the spirit of form in motion.

By visualizing each sculpture before it is begun, he captures the essence of each piece. He couples his artistic vision with technical skill, seeing a piece through the “lost wax process” into a finished bronze.

Maestas received his formal art education at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.

Special Note from the Stations of the Cross Shrine

The Shrine of the Stations of the Cross was built as an act of faith and love for the parishioners of the Sangre de Cristo Parish. We wanted a place of prayer and solace open to members of all faiths and good will. We hope that you will find consolation and peace in your life." (from (visit link) )
Artist: Huberto Maestas

Date: 2002

Materials: Bronze

Web Site: [Web Link]

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