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