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Stations of the Cross Prayer Garden, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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The Stations of the Cross Prayer Garden in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is located on the grounds of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Prayer garden at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Prayer garden at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Image of St. Francis of Assisi near the garden

Image of St. Francis of Assisi near the garden

The Stations of the Cross is a popular devotion consisting of meditations at each station. Statues at fourteen stations in the prayer garden represent stages during the events in the hours leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The version of the stations found in this Santa Fe prayer garden were developed by Saint Francis of Assisi.

The statues were sculpted by Gib Singleton and loaned to the Cathedral Basilica by the Private Collection of Tia. They were sculpted in a way meant to convey the suffering of Jesus.

The statues, that sit on what's left of Archbishop Lamy's extensive gardens were started in the 1850s.

Photos of the Fourteen Stations of the Cross in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The following are photos of the fourteen Stations of the Cross as seen in order while walking around the garden.

Station I : Jesus is Condemned

Station I : Jesus is Condemned

Station II : Jesus Takes Up His Cross

Station II : Jesus Takes Up His Cross

Station III : Jesus Falls the First Time

Station III : Jesus Falls the First Time

Station IV : Jesus Meets His Mother, Mary

Station IV : Jesus Meets His Mother, Mary

Station V : Simon Helps To Carry Jesus' Cross

Station V : Simon Helps To Carry Jesus' Cross

Station VI : Veronica Wipes The Face of Jesus

Station VI : Veronica Wipes The Face of Jesus

Station VII : Jesus Falls The Second Time

Station VII : Jesus Falls The Second Time

Station VIII : Jesus Speaks To the Women and Children

Station VIII : Jesus Speaks To the Women and Children

Station IX : Jesus Falls A Third Time

Station IX : Jesus Falls A Third Time

Station X : Jesus Is Stripped Of His Garments

Station X : Jesus Is Stripped Of His Garments

Station XI : Jesus is Crucified

Station XI : Jesus is Crucified

Station XII : Jesus Dies on the Cross

Station XII : Jesus Dies on the Cross

Station XIII : Jesus Is Taken Down From The Cross

Station XIII : Jesus Is Taken Down From The Cross

Station XIV : Jesus is Laid In The Tomb

Station XIV : Jesus is Laid In The Tomb

Statue of John baptizing Jesus

Statue of John baptizing Jesus

References - Much of the information for this hub was found in the pamphlet available at The Stations of the Cross Prayer Garden on the grounds of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Comments

Mary Lee on October 29, 2018:

So, so moving - words can't do justice to these amazing sculptures. Thank you for the experience.

Big Dan on July 04, 2014:

Great photos. We were there recently and only had a short time to tour the cathedral....hope to go back soon.