“The Saint Kateri Rosary Walk and shrine honors Saint Kateri Tekakwitha…the First Native American Saint. The Rosary Walk takes advantage of the natural beauty God offers us winding its way through the southwestern landscape of Gallup, New Mexico. The Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Rosary Walk offers a special place for all pilgrims to meditate, pray and strengthen your relationship with God.”
Deacon Ed Schaub, Director
A Spiritual Home For All Who Visit
The Saint Kateri Rosary Walk will attract pilgrims and visitors from across North America and the world to Gallup New Mexico each year. An outdoor chapel will stand at the head of the Rosary Walk trail. From that point the path flows to the center of the Rosary Walk. The centerpiece will be Our Lady of Guadalupe Plaza with four pathways that loop through the surrounding terrain, each dotted with five Nichos depicting the mysteries of the rosary. Between each of the 30 Nichos will be 10 stones, representing the 10 Hail Marys of each decade. You can pause, if you choose, to pray or meditate while enjoying the serenity of the surrounding landscape.
Saint Kateri, forbidden to practice her faith in the village where she lived, would walk the woods and place marks on the trees and stack small piles of rocks to measure her prayers. That’s how she said the rosary. Read more about the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and shrine…