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517 S Belle Vista Ave

Youngstown, OH 44509

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Stations of the Iron Curtain Cross & The Cathedral of the Pines

On the grounds of the Shrine is an open-air Stations of the Cross, called the Iron Curtain Stations of the Cross. These stations are designed to combine the usual Way of the Cross with the sufferings and struggles of the Church, the Body of Christ, under Communism in Hungary.

Along the trail of the Stations is a granite altar which is at the center of the Cathedral of Pines.  Over the altar there is a Shrine erected to enclose the statue of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima.  The Bishop of Fatima sent four statues to the four corners of the world.  This statue is the one in the entire Western part of the world.

Among the statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the trail, is one that used to stand across the street from the former Our Lady of Hungary Church.

At the lower end of the trail, opposite the Cathedral of the Pines, is the Shrine Monument of the Unborn.  It is intended to be a place of prayer for people who are pro-life, including the ones who are looking for spiritual healing.

I - Station of the Condemned

I - Station of the Condemned Closeup Photo
I - Station of the Condemned

II - Station of the Torned Apart

II - Station of the Torn Apart Closeup Photo
II - Station of the Torn Apart

III - Station of the Betrayed and Enslaved

III - Station of the Betrayed and Enslaved Closeup Photo
III - Station of the Betrayed and Enslaved

IV - Station of the Silent Church

IV - Station of the Silent Church Closeup Photo
IV - Station of the Silent Church

V - Station of the Brave and Timid

V - Station of the Brave and Timid Closeup Photo
V - Station of the Brave and Timid

VI - Station of the Homeless

VI - Station of the Homeless Closeup Photo
VI - Station of the Homeless

VII - Station of the Tortured

VII - Station of the Tortured Closeup Photo
VII - Station of the Tortured

VIII - Station of Sorrowful

VIII - Station of Sorrowful Closeup Photo
VIII - Station of Sorrowful

IX - Station of Despairing

IX - Station of Despairing Closeup Photo
IX - Station of Despairing

X - Station of the Shamed

X - Station of the Shamed Closeup Photo
X - Station of the Shamed

XI - Station of the Agonizing

XI - Station of the Agonizing Closeup Photo
XI - Station of the Agonizing

XII - Station of Crime and Punishment

XII - Station of Crime and Punishment Closeup Photo
XII - Station of Crime and Punishment

XIII - Station of Motherhood

XIII - Station of Motherhood Closeup Photo
XIII - Station of Motherhood

XIV - Station of Those Awaiting Resurrection

XIV - Station of those awaiting resurrection closeup photo
XIV - Station of those awaiting resurrection

To see photos of other exquisite statues at the Shrine, see our Photo Gallery, or better yet, visit with us at 517 S Belle Vista Ave, Youngstown, OH 44509.  All are welcomed!