"This project has really taken us into a whole new territory of sculpture-making. And, doing it in cooperation with other sculptors... it's been wonderful!"
Martin EichingerStations of the Cross Sculptor
"The ability to take the best of each of us and pull it together, has been a very important part. It's very unique that you have this large of a group of artists. This has the chance to be one of the most profound representations of the Stations of the Cross in the world."
Lynn KircherStations of the Cross Sculptor
"The condemnation and the execution of Jesus Christ was one of the most pivotal points in history. Out of that, we have something where we get the greatest command that has ever been given to humanity, which is to love. To love God and to love your fellow man."
Joe RickettsThe Cloisters on the Platte Founder
"There were so many pieces done, in such a short amount of time. I think there were over sixty, 7' figures, for the whole project. In three years, it would be impossible for one sculptor to do that. It was pretty hard for a team to do it... we've got a great team though."
Jay WarrenStations of the Cross Sculptor
“Stunning modern-day Michelangelo-like masterpieces!”
Chris Rudelof Phoenix, Arizona Visitor, Cloisters on the Platte
"It's a dream to be involved in a project like this. A joy... a joy and a privilege."
Ann LaRoseStations of the Cross Sculptor
The first commission for the Stations of the Cross came from businessman and philanthropist Joe Ricketts for his Cloisters on the Platte Retreat Center just south of Omaha, Nebraska near Gretna. The Stations of the Cross walk is 2,500 feet long (not quite .5 mile), roughly the distance that Christ carried his cross from Jerusalem to Golgotha — the place of his crucifixion.
The Cloisters on the Platte opened the Stations of the Cross installation and tour to the public on July 23, 2018.
The Stations of the Cross installed at this location is open to the public:
Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Parking is available off Fishery Road in Gretna.
There is a suggested $10 donation which includes a self-guided audio tour.
To confirm visitor information, please visit: The Cloisters on the Platte.
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