The Rosary Walk
As part of the outdoor devotions the Shrine commissioned 20 images depicting the Mysteries of the Rosary to be gone in porcelain tiles. As his Excellency Archbishop Burke, suggested, the tiles were to be done in the “azulejos” or blue and white style of Lisbon, Portugal to reflect the Marian message.
The twenty original compositions depict the four sets of Mysteries, namely, the Joyous, the Luminous, the Sorrowful, and the Glorious. Within each set there are five individual mysteries or points of meditation to assist the devotees while praying the Holy Rosary.
Each of the four sets of mysteries has its own hand built alcove of indigenous stone. Each mystery is house in its own limestone frame with its title above. On the flanks of each alcove is a description of the Mysteries and the Hail Mary in several languages.
The rosary walk was designed by Mike Swinghammer of River Architects.