Outdoor Sacred Spaces
Stations of the Cross
The devotion originated in the late 4th century when pilgrims flocked to the Holy Land from all parts of the world to visit the land of Jesus and walk his path to Calvary.
The Stations may be experienced individually or in a group. Feel free to walk, pray, and meditate through this 1/4 mile loop as you wish. A stone bench has been placed at each station for rest and reflection. There are several remaining benches available for sponsorship.
- Mesa Verde, the Uncompahgre Plateau, and Ute, La Plata, and San Juan Mountains in Colorado
- The La Sal and Abajo Mountains and Cedar Mesa in Utah
- The Carrizo Mountains in Arizona
- The Chuska Mountains and Ship Rock in New Mexico
At night, the sky stretches down to the horizon in all directions, offering retreatants a magnificent star-studded display. Some retreatants and all of our family enjoy sleeping on the rooftop deck observing constellations, satellites, and shooting stars.
The garden trail situated a few hundred yards from the main retreat center is a short loop through old growth junipers. The Rosary Garden provides four stops representing the Mysteries of the Rosary - Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious. A rusty iron placard displays the five decades of each mystery. A stone bench nearby allows time for reflection. One bench remains available for sponsorship.