We venture directly into the gift shop and tell the ladies behind the counter where we're from and suddenly a man approaches dressed in yard maintenance clothes and re-introduces himself as Frank Schilling. Says he's been working in the fields but he stops everything he's been doing and spends time with us. He shows us all around the beautiful gift shop and we talk at length about what's selling and displays. He has gone to many different shops around the country and gotten ideas about how to display. They have done a wonderful job.
He then takes us outside and starting in the front with the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace, the original statue that his grandfather brought over from Italy, he fills us with stories of faith and love. He explains the building up of the land and the moving in of the dirt and the rock and the discovery of the artist. He explains the words and the voice and the intention of the layout and the connection of the Passion of Christ walk from Our Lady up to St. John Church.
|We join Jesus at the Last Supper|
|Sit with the sleeping Apostles as Jesus prays at Gethsemane|
|Hear Pilate sentence Jesus|
|Walk with Christ|
|To the Crucifixion|
|He is taken down from the Cross and placed in His Mother's arms.|
|He is laid in the Tomb|
|He is Risen|
|He meets Mary Magdalene|
|He Ascends to Heaven|
Today, with all that is happening in our world, may the peace of the Risen Christ guide us and guard us. May we share the love of the One who gave His life so that we can be saved.