Cross In The Woods Indian River pics, review, and info. Cross in the Woods is a 55 foot tall crucifix in Indian River MI – The Cross in the Woods is one of Michigan’s most visited shrines.
If you’re up north and looking for something spiritually uplifting, you will love the Cross in the Woods located in Indian River, Michigan.
The Cross in the Woods is exactly that – an extremely large outdoor crucifix (55 feet tall) nestled in the woods in Indian River, and surrounded by a beautiful altar and pews for outdoor mass services. The Cross in the Woods is one of Michigan’s most visited shrines.
Cross in the Woods Indian River Pics
The Cross in the Woods is a sight that is deeply touching. It’s something I look forward to seeing every time I go up north. You can climb the steps to get right underneath Jesus on the cross, and stare up to admire the crucifix’s spiritual presence.
Cross in the Woods Indian River, in addition to the giant crucifix, is home to other statues. You can visit and learn more about…
- The Shrine of St Francis
- Our Lady of the Highway
- Shrine of St Peregrine
- Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha
- The Holy Family Shrine
- Fr McGivney Memorial
There are 28 steps to get to the top of the stairs where you will reach the base of the cross. These 28 steps commemorate the 28 stairs Jesus climbed to reach the throne of Pontius Pilate and be condemned to death. Visitors are welcome to climb the Holy Stairs on their knees, praying and meditating on the Passion of Jesus Christ.
Cross in the Woods Indian River Mass Times
TUESDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS – 8:30a & noon
SUNDAYS – 8:30a (always indoors), 10:30a Summer – Outside from Memorial Day to Labor Day weather permitting, 10:30a Winter – Inside
SATURDAYS – 4:30p Summer – Outside from Memorial Day to Labor Day weather permitting, 4:30p Winter – Inside
There are also meditation stations around the grounds, and mass services are held year round with indoor and outdoor shrines. The grounds are beautifully maintained and add to the experience.
The gift shop at The Cross in the Woods offers a great selection and everything is reasonably priced. You’ll find many unique items and great gift ideas
Cross in the Woods Indian River Gift Shop Hours
WINTER – Friday, Sunday & Monday (10a-3p), Saturday, (10a-4p), Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (CLOSED or by appointment)
SUMMER – Sunday through Friday (9a-5p), Saturday (9a-6p)
The Cross in the Woods Indian River Michigan
7078 Michigan 68
Indian River, MI 49749
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For more info on Cross in the Woods Indian River, visit www.crossinthewoods.com