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The Stations of the Cross at the Cloisters on the Platte to Reopen

August 4, 2020 GMT

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 4, 2020--

The Cloisters on the Platte Foundation, which operates a silent Ignatian retreat in Gretna, Nebraska, announced today it has reopened its installation of the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross is a 2,500-foot-long outdoor walking tour with audio meditations, comprised of 14 sculpture stations that represent Christ’s trial through his burial. Walking the Stations of the Cross at the Cloisters on the Platte encourages reflective contemplation amid incomparable art that celebrates one of the most significant moments in human history.

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“Reopening the Stations of the Cross in a thoughtful way is the right thing to do as people search for comfort and strength during these difficult times,” said Joe Ricketts, Founder and Chairman of The Cloisters on the Platte Foundation.

The Cloisters on the Platte Foundation will be following the health and safety recommendations of the State of Nebraska, including measures to assure visitors remain 6 feet apart while walking the Stations of the Cross, sanitizing audio tour wands between every use, and requiring guests to wear masks when inside the Giftshop and while riding the shuttle bus from the parking lot. Additionally, we request that visitors not come to the Stations of the Cross if they have a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms.

The Stations of the Cross will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. Visitors are encouraged to make a donation of $10 or more per person with all donations used to support The Cloisters on the Platte and the Stations of the Cross.

ABOUT THE CLOISTERS ON THE PLATTE

The Cloisters on the Platte Foundation operates an Ignatian retreat center near Gretna, Nebraska. The retreat center, which is open to people of all faiths, was given as a gift to the community by entrepreneur and philanthropist Joe Ricketts. Carved out of a scenic, 930-acre site in the Platte River Valley, the campus includes the retreat center, an 80-seat chapel modeled after St. Margaret Mary Church in Omaha, seven guest lodges with private bedrooms and bathrooms, and 14 Stations of the Cross sculptures that line a 2,500-foot walking path. The retreats are based on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s spiritual exercises of prayer, silence, spiritual guidance, and contemplative reading of scripture. The center provides a quiet setting for spiritual and personal reflection about one’s life and relationship with God.

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