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17 Marian Shrines in the U.S. to visit in May

17 Marian Shrines to visit in May


May is traditionally dedicated to honoring and seeking the intercession of Mary as the Mother of God and Mother of the Church. As the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary has a unique position among the saints. She is exalted, yet still one of us. There is an obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church in the Roman Calendar.  This memorial is celebrated every year on the Monday after Pentecost, which is May 20th this year. In honor of our Blessed Mother, consider visiting one of these Marian Shrines near you. 




National Shrine of Mary  Mother of the Church

National Shrine of Mary

Mother of the Church

Laurie, Missouri

Dedicated to Mary, Mother of the Church this shrine features an awe-inspiring fourteen-foot stainless steel sculpture of Mary, which stands in a natural amphitheater surrounded by fountains. The Mothers’ Wall of Life has names of mothers from around the world engraved in the polished black granite.

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573.374.MARY (6279)




Basilica of the National Shrine  of the Immaculate Conception  Washington, D

Basilica of the National Shrine

of the Immaculate Conception

Washington, DC

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in North America and is one of the ten largest churches in the world. The Basilica is dedicated to the patroness of the United States—the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception.

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202.526.8300





Our Lady of Charity  National Shrine  Miami, Florida

Our Lady of Charity

National Shrine

Miami, Florida

The nation’s newest Marian shrine, dedicated to Our Lady of Charity, reflects Cuban-American history. Its central image is a replica of one honored at Cuba’s national shrine in El Cobre, representing the patroness of Cuba and symbolizing Cuban faith and culture.

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305.854.2404





National Shrine of  Our Lady of La Leche  St. Augustine, Florida

National Shrine of

Our Lady of La Leche

St. Augustine, Florida

The Shrine houses an image of Our Lady of La Leche – Our Lady of the Milk and Happy Delivery – in a small mission chapel. Pilgrims come from across the world to pray for her powerful intercession concerning fertility, the health of their children, and safe delivery for those expecting.

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904.824.2809




Our Lady of Prompt Succor  National Votive Shrine  New Orleans, Louisiana

Our Lady of Prompt Succor

National Votive Shrine

New Orleans, Louisiana

The National Votive Shrine serves God’s people as the center of devotion to the Mother of Jesus under the title Our Lady of Prompt Succor—Our Lady of Quick Help. The Shrine is a place of pilgrimage, committed to serving those who hope and trust in Mary.

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504.866.0216





The National Shrine of  the Miraculous Medal  Perryville, Missouri

The National Shrine of

the Miraculous Medal

Perryville, Missouri

Since the building of the Shrine Chapel in 1929, the church of St. Mary's of the Barrens has served as the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Its architecture and decorations reflect its long and interesting history. Over the main altar of the church is a large painting of the Assumption of Our Lady, indicating the original edifice's dedication.

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573.547.2508





National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima,  World Apostolate of Fatima, USA  Asbury, New Jersey

National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima,

World Apostolate of Fatima, USA

Asbury, New Jersey

Located in Asbury, NJ, the shrine is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pilgrims come to take advantage of our peaceful setting for prayer and meditation. Mass and Confession are offered daily.

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908-246-6626





Our Lady of Mount Carmel  National Shrine  Middletown, New York

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

National Shrine

Middletown, New York

The National Shrine was founded to encourage devotion to Mary under the special title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This shrine is situated on 60 acres with walking trails and offers different spiritual activities and events for pilgrims such as daily liturgies and a monthly healing mass.

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845.343.1879





Sorrowful Mother  Shrine  Bellevue, Ohio

Sorrowful Mother

Shrine

Bellevue, Ohio

The Sorrowful Mother Shrine is an inspiring place of prayer where God and nature touch. Wild and planted flower beds mingle in the 120 acres of woods and lawns. The center of the Shrine is the Sorrowful Mother Chapel. Open from dusk till dawn.

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Basilica & National Shrine  of Our Lady of Consolation  Carey, Ohio

Basilica & National Shrine

of Our Lady of Consolation

Carey, Ohio

Founded in 1875, the Shrine is dedicated to Mary, Consoler of the Afflicted. This devotion to Mary is one of the oldest, but gained prominence in 17th Century Luxembourg and later traveled to America. Pilgrims to the Shrine come for healing, comfort, and consolation. All are welcome to join us.

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419.396.7107





Our Sorrowful Mother  National Sanctuary  Portland, Oregon

Our Sorrowful Mother

National Sanctuary

Portland, Oregon

The Grotto at the National Sanctuary is dedicated to Mary, Our Sorrowful Mother, a ministry of the Servite Friars. The Grotto’s 62 acres of green space provides a welcoming and beautiful environment conducive to peace, quiet, and spiritual inspiration.

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503.254.7371





Our Lady of Lourdes   National Shrine Grotto  Emmitsburg, Maryland

Our Lady of Lourdes

National Shrine Grotto

Emmitsburg, Maryland

The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is a Catholic place of prayer devoted to the Blessed Mother, Mary. This beautiful mountainside shrine features one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes Grotto in France, built about two decades after the apparition of Mary at Lourdes in 1858.

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301.447.5318










National Shrine of Our  Lady of Czestochowa  Doylestown, Pennsylvania

National Shrine of Our

Lady of Czestochowa

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa encompasses 170 acres and contains several facilities for visitors to utilize. These include our lower church, which is a replica of Our Lady’s Chapel at Jasna Gora in Poland, the Visitor Center, Retreat House, and our outdoor Stations of the Cross.

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215.345.0600



The Basilica Shrine of Our

Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A ministry of the Vincentians of the Eastern Province, the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal welcomes thousands of Marian devotees. They encounter a "silence of the heart" as they explore the Romanesque architecture, Marian artwork, sculptures, stained glass, and altars. All are welcome to enjoy the shrine's grace and beauty.

Make a Pilgrimage

215.848.1010





Shrine of Our Lady of  Joyful Hope  Kingstree, South Carolin

Shrine of Our Lady of

Joyful Hope

Kingstree, South Carolina

This official shrine of the Diocese of Charleston. Its centerpiece is an icon of Our Lady inspired by Saint John Paul II's teachings on the Eucharist and the Year of the Rosary in 2003. Visitors are greeted by a plaque that says, "Leave your burdens here."

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843.355.3527





Basilica of Our Lady  of San Juan del Valle  San Juan, Texas

Basilica of Our Lady

of San Juan del Valle

San Juan, Texas

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle is a Minor Basilica of the Catholic Church located in San Juan, Texas, United States. It is also a National shrine under the direction of the Diocese of Brownsville.

Make a Pilgrimage

956.787.0033




The National Shrine of  Our Lady of Champion  Champion, Wisconsin

The National Shrine of

Our Lady of Champion

Champion, Wisconsin

Near Green Bay, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion marks the place the Queen of Heaven appeared to Adele Brise in 1859 with a message to pray for the conversion of sinners and to teach the children what they should know for salvation. With a decree in 2010, it became the first and only Church-approved Marian apparition site in the U.S.

Make a Pilgrimage

920.866.2571





Shrine of Our Lady of  Guadalupe  La Crosse, Wisconsin

Shrine of Our Lady of

Guadalupe

La Crosse, Wisconsin

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a modern, neoclassical church with frescoes, a large mosaic, a cafe & a religious gift shop. The staff is available to assist pilgrims in the organization of pilgrimages for a variety of groups desiring a spiritual retreat.

Make a Pilgrimage

877.799.4059


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