Saint Kateri Rosary Walk
“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, while winding its way through the southwestern landscape of Gallup, New Mexico. The Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Rosary Walk is a very special place for all. As a visiting “Pilgrim” you will find a wonderful “Spiritual Home” to meditate, pray and strengthen your relationship with God.”
Deacon Ed Schaub, Director
All are welcome to visit Saint Kateri Rosary Walk.
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
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. 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 while stacking small piles of rocks along the path to measure her prayers. That’s how she said the rosary. Read more about the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and shrine…
"Conception and Mission"
St. Kateri, the inspiration for the Rosary Walk, spent countless hours out in nature walking the trails in solitude, praying her rosary. Come visit this very special place to meditate, pray and strengthen your relationship with God.