Arizona’s roadside refuges offer peace, quiet and a place for inner reflection, should there be a need. They’re located all across the state, in small towns and large cities. One of my favorites is the Garden of Jesus’ Suffering and His Resurrection in Phoenix, which offers a walking tour into serenity.
Located at Canaan in the Desert (9489 N. 40th St.), the garden sends visitors through a prayer garden to grottoes where bas-relief sculptures depict the final days of Christ. A small chapel offers even more relief from the stresses of the outside world. Both the garden and the chapel are open to the public during daylight hours. For more information, visit Canaan in the Desert.