Sendangsono comes from the word which means Spring Water, and Sono means tree, so the name shows that the spring is located under the tree of Sono. Located on the foothills of the menorah 45 kilometres west of the city of Yogyakarta.

Prior to 1904, the spring is better known as the Spring Semagung that serves as a haven of monks who want to go to the Boro, south part of Sendangsono. But since May 20, 1904 this place is the arrival of Father Van Lith and perform baptism to 173 residents Kalibawang using spring water and then start Sendangsono change as a function of Catholic pilgrimage.

Short Way of the Cross can be a choice of worship to commemorate the Passion of Christ carrying the cross. In each dismissal of the cross, can light candles and pray at the same time remembering important events of Christ journey to Golgotha​​. When Christ fell twice in shouldering the cross, speedwell wiped his face with a handkerchief until the end before the death of Jesus Christ.