The Shrine of Christ’s Passion – St. John, Indiana – An Easy Drive from Chicago


My good friends Jola and Carol recently made the short pilgrimage to the shrine, and they were impressed and very inspired by what they found there.

From the official website:

The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is an interactive half-mile winding pathway that begins with the Last Supper and Garden of Gethsemane. You then journey through the Passion of Christ as depicted in the Stations of the Cross.
  • The Journey consists of 40 life size bronze statues
  • Each setting has a listening station featuring the voice of veteran broadcaster Bill Kurtis. Push the button to hear a description of the scene along with a corresponding prayer
  • Background music plays throughout your journey on 180 speakers
  • The pathway is illuminated for early evening use
  • The pathway will be open year round- weather permitting
  • Over 1000 trees and bushes were planted on the site
  • More than 3000 yards of stamped concrete were poured
  • 80 semis of boulders were trucked in from central Wisconsin
  • Parking for 75 cars and 8 tour buses
  • Over 50 volunteers on staff for tour assistance
  • Site construction began in 2001

Visit the website to learn more