Garden of Gethsemane Sculptures

 

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Sculpture made by Felix Lucero

 

Sculptor Felix Lucero stands proudly behind his creation
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)