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Yarnell, Arizona: Shrine of Saint Joseph of the Mountains


About the Shrine:

The Shrine was constructed by a group of lay men and women (not all of whom were Catholic) in the Phoenix area.  The result is Stations of the Cross that are magnificent.

The Shrine miraculously escaped destruction in the Yarnell Hill Fire of 2013, in which 19 firefighters were killed.  There is a memorial to these firefighters near the Shrine.

It is a peaceful experience to climb and meditate on the various Stations of the Cross.  There is a fair amount of climbing, so it may not be for everyone.  The Shrine is open 24 hours a day….no admission is required but donations are gratefully accepted.  We believe that Mass is held at the last station on Sundays.

Getting there:

Address:  16887 Shrine Dr, Yarnell, AZ 85362

Tel: +1 928-778-5229

There is no website for the Shrine, but they do have a Facebook page.

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3 thoughts on “Yarnell, Arizona: Shrine of Saint Joseph of the Mountains”

  1. The Shrine is closed to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic. We urge you not to travel to the Shrine at this time. We will reopen to the public once again when the pandemic has passed.

    The Shrine is a private non-profit organization not affiliated with any church or religious group. The Shrine is not under any organizations’ direction. We are entirely donation based, and volunteer run. At this time we have made the decision to keep our volunteers safe even with the loss of donations. We ask for your understanding, and may God bless you and keep you safe.

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