Trinity Heights – Sioux City, Iowa

Trinity Heights StatueTrinity Heights – Sioux City, Iowa

 

 

If you are interested in an artistic interpretation of Christian history you really must pay a visit to Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa. There are 30 spectacular artworks which are complimented by a true-to-life carving of the Last Supper and statues of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and of the Immaculate Heart of Jesus, 30 feet and 33 feet tall respectively.

A statue of St. Michael the Archangel slaying the serpent stands guard at the entrance to the grounds.

The statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace was placed on the Mound of Mary December 16, 1992, and is the focal point of the devotional prayer services that take place daily. Devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, reaches back to the early history of Christendom, when one of the first actions missionaries took was to establish a shrine to Mary as a cornerstone on which to build their efforts. Hundreds of shrines scattered throughout the world testify to this love and faith in the Mother of God’s ability to help us all on our journey to heaven.

The Trinity Gardens are dedicated to the teachers and students who attend Trinity High School and College in the 30′s, 40′s and 50′s. Volunteers donate hundreds of hours each year to keep the grounds neatly trimmed and the flowers blooming.

The Circle of Life Memorial to the Unborn is our sincere hope that this is a place for people to pray for a change of the policy on abortion in our country, and in particular, be an inspiration for reflection, forgiveness, tears, prayer, healing and hope. In this serene setting, we can feel close to God’s love. An ecumenical pro-life prayer service is held here the 22nd of each month.

The Last Supper life-size wood carving gives artistic testimony to the love Jesus has for mankind. It was at this meal that Jesus instituted the Eucharist allowing us the opportunity to have Him with us until the end of time.

St. Joseph Center-Museum – This was built to house Jerry Traufler’s life-size wood carving of the Last Supper. This magnificent structure is also the Trinity College and High School Museum.

Hours:
April through September, 10a.m. to 9p.m.
October through March, 10a.m. to 4p.m.

A mountain-like stream and beautiful pond lead visitors to the gold-tone bronze statue of St. Francis of Assisi at the entrance to the Outdoor Cathedral… a perfect setting for prayer, meditation or just enjoying the serenity of nature.

The statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus draws us to himself who said,"Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you," and, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." The 33′ statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, our Risen Lord, is accessible by walking through the main aisle of the Outdoor Cathedral which is adorned with the Stations of the Cross and the Beatitudes meditation area.

Near the entrance to The Way of the Saints a memorial dedicated to "Heaven’s Special People" honors children and adults who are physically or mentally challenged.

Statues of Mother Teresa, St. Padre Pio, St. Therese the Little Flower, and St. Peregrine, patron of cancer victims, grace the interior of The Way of the Saints. Along the exterior sidewalk are six "clusters" of saints where plaques, honoring a total of sixty saints, inform visitors about their lives and challenge their imitation. Benches and a shady gazebo offer respite from the sun and a chance to rest before continuing their journey.

Mother Teresa 1910-1997 -She saw Jesus is the "distressing disguise" of the poor & suffering.

St. Peregrine Laziosi 1260-1345 – Patron Saint of Cancer Patients.

Shrines to Our Lady at Trinity Heights – Our Lady of Lourdes: France, 1858.

Our Lady of Knock: Ireland, August 21, 1879 – Knock is an international shrine to the Lamb of God.

Our Lady of Fatima: Portugal, May through October, 1917.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: England, 1251.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal: Paris, 1830.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mexico, December 1531.

All of these things are available to see.

Please… no pets

Hours:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday – Saturday)
Noon – 4 p.m. (Sunday)

Telephone: (712) 239-5835

Location
33rd & Floyd Blvd.
Sioux City, IA  51101

Comments

  1. Janice Cordell says:

    Hello, I seen the craving of the last supper about five years ago and since than my mother passed away. She was the reason I was in Iowa to visit her in a home there. I had forgotten where this was and was trying for years to find it so I could take others there to see it. Is it true that this was the largest craving done in wood of the last supper? When can I see this as I will be driving from Ohio and also want to make sure its open and what else should I see while there? Thanks.

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