Monday, July 27, 2015

Trinity Heights

Our first stop this morning was Trinity Heights. I found it on the internet and we are both really surprised that none of the literature for tourists had this listed. It is an amazing place. 

I was finding it hard to describe this place until I found this article from Roadside America.  Click this link to read all about this marvelous place and what it has to offer.

The following are pictures that we took on our visit.  We didn't nearly take everything there was to see.   

This is along the street heading to Trinity Heights

St. Michiael, the Archangel, greets you as you drive in.

Our first stop was in the St. Joseph Center and Museum where we went in to view the  impressive 22 foot-long wood sculpture of the life-size Last Supper, one of only three in-the-round design wood sculptures in the world.
The Last Supper was completed in 1993 by carver Jerry Traufler of Le Mars, Iowa after seven years of work. He started with a pencil outline and then took the unique approach of shaping the characters based on his wife and friends, who posed for photographs dressed as individual apostles.
There are 12 apostles and Jesus in the Last Supper sculpture -- with James and Andrew sculpted as one unit. Each figure weighs 200 to 300 lbs. The work of art also includes individually carved goblets and unleavened bread on a massive table. The wood is basswood and pine.

This picture is a little misleading because 
this sculpture is life-sized.

Bartholemew, James and Andrew

Judas, Peter and John


Jesus, Thomas and James the Greater
Phillip, Thaddeus, Matthew, and Simon

After we left the center, we went out to enjoy the wonderful sculpture gardens.

Father Harold Cooper was the dreamer 
who made this place possible

Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace

I look a little dinky in comparison to the size of this sculpture!

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi
33' statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lee is looking puny too in comparison to the size of Jesus

His toes are big too!

On our way to see Our Lady of Guadalupe

 Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Fatima

Mother Theresa

Entry to the Way of the Saints

Saint Peter and St. Paul

Moses and the 10 Commandments

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