San Luis, Colorado: Stations of the Cross Shrine
About the Shrine:
San Luis is Colorado’s oldest town, and the Shrine is located on a mesa in the center of San Luis. Dedicated in 1990, the Shrine was built as an act of faith and love for the parishioners of the Sangre de Cristo Parish. It is a place of prayer and solace open to members of all faiths and people of good will. The formal name for the shrine is “La Mesa de la Piedad y de la Misericorida” or The Hill of Piety and Mercy.
The Stations of the Cross are a series of graphic meditations on the last hours of Christ’s life. They are beautifully depicted in a series of 14 bronze sculptures of Christ’s passion and resurrection. They rest along a half mile, climbing trail that offers opportunities for meditation and reflection. At the top is the Chapel of All Saints, “La Capilla de Todos Los Santos.”
The trail culminates at a grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Amercias. This grotto holds pink sandstone statues of the Virgin Mary and Saint Juan Diego. The grotto reminds us of the special place in the role of our salvation and the love that Hispanics have for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Visiting the Shrine:
There is no street address for the Shrine itself, but it is at the junction of Colorado Highways 159 and 142 (right off Highway 142(, as you can see on the map below. You can also find Shrine information at the Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church.
Address: 512 Church Place, San Luis, CO 81152