Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity sadly remember the January 22 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, a tragic moment in the history of the U.S.. Sister Sharon Paul shares about a recent pilgrimage to St. Joseph Center and Museum, Sioux City, IA. in which prayers for all of life were lifted to God.
Trinity Heights St. Joseph Center and Museum, Sioux City, IA, was the dream of Father Harold Cooper. This 80 acre property, former site of Trinity High School & College, is to be a holy place for people to experience the peace that Jesus gives. Now 20 years later pine trees, a pond, a stream and two dozen shrines dot the landscape, a chapel, gift shop and apartment housing for seniors.
Visitors can sit on benches, walk around and admire the 30 foot steel staues of Jesus and His Blessed Mother, pray in the Adoration Chapel or view a hand-carved wood sculpture of the Last Supper. There are shrines depicting the six places where Mary appeared in the world. The 10 Commandments and 8 beatitudes are also present on the grounds with many statues of the Saints. An important part of Trinity Gardens is the Circle of Life Memorial, an area for people to come and pray for a change in the policy on abortion in our country and a place to pray for forgiveness and hope.