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

Updated on June 5, 2016

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. Statues in the garden were sculpted by Gib Singleton and loaned to the Cathedral Basilica by the Private Collection of Tia.

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, that sit on what's left of Archbishop Lamy's extensive gardens started in the 1850s, were sculpted in a way meant to convey the suffering of Jesus.

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.

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      Mary Lee 

      9 months ago

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

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      Big Dan 

      5 years ago

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

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