Saturday: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30am (indoor) and 10:30am
Monday thru Friday: 8:30am and Noon
The Cross in the Woods was originally erected in 1954 from a Redwood tree cut from the mountains in Oregon. The Crucifix was completed in 1959 when renowned Michigan sculptor, Marshall M. Fredericks created the bronze image of Jesus.
People from all over North America and the world flock to Indian River to visit the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods. Visitors are welcome to stay for daily Mass or visit the many shrines and sanctuaries on the property.
Interesting Statistics about the Cross:
The Cross, cut from an Oregon Redwood, is 55 feet high, 22 feet wide
The Corpus (or body) designed by Marshall Fredericks was cast in bronze at a foundry in Norway. It weighs 7 tons, is 28 feet head to toe, and the outstretched arms span 21 feet.
The Corpus is cleaned and waxed every two years and the Cross was painted in 1992 to emphasize the bronze Corpus.
For More Information Contact:
The Cross in the Woods
Phone: (231) 238-8973