Today we are following the path up the hill to the Shrine of the Stations of the Cross.
I, Zeb the Duck, am ready to walk up this cement path. That chapel is pretty far away. Where is the cement?
Most of this path is dirt. But it is an easy path, so all is good. People come from all places to visit this Shrine of the Stations of the Cross. We met and chatted with a very nice couple from England. Here we are at Station I.
This is where Pilate condemns Jesus to die. All of these sculptures are done by Huberto Maestas. We think these sculptures are fabulous works of art. Huberto Maestas has his studio here in San Luis, Colorado. Each station has a beautiful sculpture and two plaques explaining the station and some biblical explanations. This is Station VIII, Jesus speaks to the Women.
We wanted you to see the detail and expression in these sculptures.
This station has two sculptures. One of the women and one of Jesus carrying his cross. At Station XI Jesus is nailed to the cross.
These are bronze sculptures. At Station XIV Jesus is laid in the tomb.
As you can see, many humans have left objects on the cross. Traditionally there are 14 Stations of the Cross, but here a 15th station has been added.
This station shows the Resurrection of Jesus. The path is a little less than one mile, but seems like an easy walk if you stop to see each sculpture and read the two plaques at each station. At the top we entered the small chapel.
No regularly scheduled church services exist here.
The interior is very nice.
I, Zeb the Duck, like to show you views from the front and from the back. Humans sometimes leave offerings here. We found a small bunch of fresh carrots near the front. The view of San Luis from the top is beautiful.
The valley is one of only a few “vegas” or public grazing lands in Colorado. The pastures belong to all the people. Not to a single person. This is a nice community feeling. If you are in or near San Luis, Colorado, we hope you visit the Shrine of the Stations of the Cross. We really enjoyed our time here.