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Cross in the Woods National Shrine

Shrine - Crucifix with 28-foot bronze sculpture of Christ

The Cross in the Woods is one of Michigan's best known and most visited shrines. The Cross in the Woods is staffed by Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart, St. Louis, MO Province.


The sculpture of the crucified Christ was titled "The Man on the Cross" by the renowned Michigan sculptor Marshall Fredericks. It is made of bronze 3/8" to 1/2" thick. It weighs seven tons, is twenty-eight feet tall from head to toe, and the outstretched arms span twenty-one feet. The figure of Christ is attached by thirteen bolts 30" long and 2" thick that were made when the figure was cast in Norway.


Chapel and trails with more sculptures on the beautiful grounds.

Public Restrooms

7078 M-68
Indian River, MI
GPS Coordinates:
45.40412, -84.61509
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