Made to order and can be available to ship within 30 to 120 days normally but currently up to 6 months wait time. Our traditional Stations of the Cross shrines are for indoors or outdoors. This listing is for the full set of 14 traditional stations of the cross. This listing is for our small set 20″ x 11″ (THIS LISTING DOES NOT INCLUDE THE POSTS, POST CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY)
The shrines consist of our elegantly carved western red cedar housing. The carving and assembly is done in our Bloomfield, Indiana shop studio.
This set of station is made of a porcelain image and a Western Red Cedar permanent non removable ornately carved rustic Gothic European traditional frame.
The image is made on to the durable 1/2 inch thick porcelain slab and Kilned for 48 hours at very high temperature. The procedure is patented. The resulting image is impervious to water and ice penetration and all effects from the sun.
The image will never fade even after a lifetime even in direct sunshine. The porcelain ceramic image is fully locked into the frame. The ceramic and wood frame form a rugged durable outdoor shrine that can be maintained for a lifetime.
Designed to be richly traditional, the artwork image was created from our original Italian antique station paintings that came from a Catholic Church. Each image has characters that can be studied to add to the Passion meditation prayer and to gain a greater feel of what the Passion was like.
Erect the stations along your garden path or hang them indoors. The Stations of the Cross have a deep rooted history in the Church. Many believe that various forms of the Stations of the Cross date back to the very beginning of the Church. It has been said by pious tradition that the devotion was said in its early form by our Blessed Mother while she lived and was protected by the beloved Apostle John. It must also be remembered that our Blessed Mother walked the Stations as Our Savoir’s Passion unfolded. Many great saints have had a particular devotion to the Stations of the Cross. This devotion is richly blessed and supported by the Church. Under certain conditions plenary indulgences are attached to the devotion.
Join the many saints who deeply loved this devotion to the way of the cross, an important prayer any time of the year, not just for Lent. It is a great reminder of the suffering Our Lord did for each of us in Atonement for our sins.
The shrine is constructed to be especially durable in an outdoor environment. The wood fame is constructed of two cedar beams with the heavy porcelain slab image is permanently mounted inside. The shrine comes complete and ready to mount to a post or any flat surface. A special mounting bracket is included that will allow easy installation and will allow easy removal of the shrine . The bracket is in two parts, with one part already attached to the shrine and the other part that you will have to attach to your post or other flat surface, all hardware is included. The shrines are made for a wide variety of climates and are suitable for anywhere in the United States.
The station pictured is fully representative of the station that will be sent to you, the only difference would be wood grain patterns and knot locations, and wood tone color. The other 13 stations are similar because the original was painted by the same artist. We can show all 14 images to you upon request. The 15th station is also available at the same pro rata rate.
Wayside Shrines is a family owned Catholic woodworking business dedicating our work to the Greater Honor and Glory of God and his Holy Church. The post pictured is not part of this listing. Carved posts are available, please see our other listings. We have other shrines available on our website. You can find us by searching for wayside shrines Bloomfield Indiana.
This set of stations has been approved for Boy Scout Eagle Badge projects. Contact us with the details.
The items will be shipped by FedEx Ground or delivered directly.