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Stations of the Cross


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Stations of the Cross

Meditating on the passion, crucifixion and death of Jesus has been a devotional practice of Christians for over a thousand years. Christians would walk the route that Jesus took on his way to Calvary and recall the events of His passion and death. As Christianity spread throughout  the known world, it was not possible for people to travel to Jerusalem to make the remembrance. The Franciscan priests began the practice of placing the Stations of the Cross around the churches, where people could practice the devotion without travelling to the Holy Land. The practice of fourteen stations became standard in the 18th century. 

In 1969, a group of faithful parishioners from Our Lady Queen of Peach Catholic Church in Radium Hot Springs began a project to place life-sized statues depicting the Stations of the Cross. The pilgrimage walk winds its way on the lower slope of Redstreak Mountain, just up the slope from St. Joseph's Church. St. Joseph's was constructed in the early 90's to replace the original church.

The Shrine and the Church greet and inspire visitors from BC, Alberta and internationally. Please help us to maintain and enhance this pilgrimage site for today and for generations to come.