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Garden of Gethsemane Sculptures

Felix Lucero Christ on the cross sculpture [37K]   Sculptor Felix Lucero [18K]

Sculptor Felix Lucero stands proudly behind his creation

Felix Lucero was in the U.S. Army in France during WWI. He made a promise to the Virgin that if his life was spared, he would devote his remaining years to religious works. One of these works is a life-size, cement-cast sculpture of the Last Supper kept in the Garden of Gethsemane at the corner of Congress and Bonita Streets. Sacred community rituals like quinceañeras and weddings often begin with a ceremony at the Garden of Gethsemane.

(Source: James Griffith, Southern Arizona Folk Arts, The University of Arizona Press: 1988)