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Near Prairie du Rocher in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Calvary

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. The Calvary Marker
Inscription.  Christ was crucified between two thieves on a small hill called Golgotha. The name, signifies "place of the skull" in Hebrew, and in Latin "calvarie locus": in French the word "calvaire" was used to designate the hill.

In Europe three crosses were placed on a small ride and called "calvaire" Calvarys were put along roads as a place for prayer.

In the 18th century a Calvary was located somewhere along the King's Road. The old King's Road was located on the field road to the right. On the 14th of September, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a procession came from the parish church of Ste. Anne to the Calvary. The Calvary reminds us of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ.

Land for the Calvary Leased in Memory of Belle Brickey Brickey & Pearle Brickey Gonterman

Earth for the Hill Donated in Memory of Christopher Barbeau

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 38° 4.395′ N, 90° 7.208′ W. Marker is near Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, in Randolph
The Calvary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. The Calvary Marker
County. Marker is on Illinois Route 155, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2173 State Rte 155, Prairie du Rocher IL 62277, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. German World War I Howitzer (approx. 1.3 miles away); German World War I Field Gun (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pierre Laclede at Chartres (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Creole House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ste. Anne's Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort de Chartres (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort de Chartres In The Illinois Country (approx. 2.2 miles away); Welcome to Fort de Chartres State Historic Site (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Rocher.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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