Apr 152012

01 Sculpture of Jesus at table St Joseph's Shrine Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

St. Joseph is the patron saint of Happy Homes.  No wonder we’re all so happy in Yarnell.  In 1939 a group called the Catholic Action League of Arizona, from Phoenix, commissioned Felix Lucero, a Native American from Trinidad, Colorado, to create the Stations of the Cross for an open-air shrine with statues that depict scenes of The Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemane, The Way of the Cross and the Risen Christ. Lucero sculpted all of the work out of reinforced concrete and the life-sized pieces are set along a trail among oak trees and boulders.  You can visit this quiet Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountains just off Highway 89 in Yarnell, Arizona.

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  1. Beautiful and a very peaceful hike! The view from the top is both humbling and grandiose!

  2. How lovely and peaceful. The shrine must be separate or in addition to the Stations of the Cross. At least I don’t remember St Joseph being in the Stations (but I “confess” it has been a lot of years since I said them).
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  3. Wowee! That was quite a project. I would like to see it. Who knows—maybe. MB
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  4. Thank you for sharing these places. I don’t know much about the “North”, but there’s a lot of wonderful places to explore and hike. Hope everything is going well with your transition from here to there:)

  5. I have great respect for the artist and for all artists who share the talent. It should be an interesting place to visit.
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  6. Looks like a beautiful place for some quiet reflection.

  7. What an great idea! I bed hikers really enjoy seeing it on the hike, as long as they respect it and not vandalise them.
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