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Sketch for Stations of the Cross at Indian River Catholic Shrine

Charcoal on paper
11" x 8.5"

In 1946, the archdiocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan opened a new church in the Indian River area of northern Michigan. Although the local congregation consisted of only twelve families, the Diocese recognized the need to service the large number of Catholics who vacationed in the region during the summer months.…

Tabernacle at Indian River Catholic Shrine

Indian River Catholic Shrine in Indian River, Michigan.

View of "Christ on the Cross" and the altar inside Indian River Catholic Shrine

Considered by Fredericks to be “his greatest challenge,” the figure of Christ took him four years to complete. Funded by contributions from over 10,000 summer visitors to the shrine, the twenty-eight foot corpus symbolizes a Christ on the cross who is still living. Fredericks chose to depict the figure without a crown of thorns or a spear wound…