Take the Journey at The Shrine of Christ's Passion

Take the Journey at The Shrine of Christ's Passion

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Located at 10630 Wicker Avenue (U.S. 41) in St. John, Indiana, The Shrine of the Christ’s Passion is a multi-media interactive, half-mile winding Prayer Trail that depicts the last days of Jesus Christ’s life. Forty life-size bronze sculptures in a tranquil setting, complete with beautiful music and amazingly sculptured gardens allow visitors to experience the story of the crucifixion and resurrection as never before! Chicago broadcaster Bill Kurtis narrates the audio recordings that you hear at listening stations along the path.

Construction on the interactive winding pathway began in 2001 and included 3,000 yards of concrete, approximately 200 semi loads of boulders and more than 1,000 trees and bushes. Created by Texas artist Mickey Wells, 40 life-size bronze sculptures, weighing 300 to 700 pounds, vividly tell the story of the last days of Christ.

The Shrine is operated by a non-denominational, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) private foundation. The proceeds from The Gift Shoppe and donations help to maintain the grounds.

Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.

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Date: October 14, 2021

The Shrine of Christ's Passion
10630 Wicker Ave (US 41)
St. John 46373

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The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is an interactive half-mile winding pathway that begins with the Last Supper and Garden of Gethsemane. When you step onto the Prayer Trail at The Shrine of Christ’s Passion it is as though you have been transported back 2000 years. The Shrine is a multimedia destination, located just 35 miles from Chicago and is set on 30 acres; it is the culmination of a 10 year project with a total cost of ten million dollars to create. 40 life size bronze figures are artfully placed in dramatically landscaped gardens that look and feel like the Holy Land.

-The Journey consists of 40 life size bronze statues
-Site construction began in 2001
-One newscaster stated, “It’s Jerusalem in your own back yard!”
-Each setting has a listening station featuring the voice of veteran broadcaster Bill Kurtis
-Push a button to hear a description of the scene along with a meditation
-Background music plays throughout your journey on 180 speakers
-The pathway is illuminated for early evening use. The pathway is open year round- weather permitting
-Over 1000 trees and bushes were planted on the site to create a beautiful, inspiring scene
-More than 3000 yards of stamped concrete were poured along with 200 semis of boulders were trucked in from central Wisconsin
-The Shrine currently has parking space for 150 cars and 20 tour buses
-There are over 50 volunteers on staff for tour assistance
-No matter what your group size is, we can handle it

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