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Catholic Culture Resources

Directory of Shrines

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A listing of Shrines of interest to people planning vacations.

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Catholic Heritage



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Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., May/June 1998


Shrine of St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, 544 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6147. (408) 471-0442. Located between Boardwalk & lighthouse on beautiful Monterey Bay. Daily confessions 10:30am. Mass II AM Monday-Saturday, 11:30 AM Sunday. St. Joseph art exhibit & bookstore & Blessed Marello exhibit. Day pilgrimages arranged on request.


The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017. (202) 526-8300. The National Shrine is the largest Catholic Church in the Americas and the 8th largest church in the world. In addition to the central worship spaces, the Shrine features 60 chapels and six oratories reflecting the richness and diversity of the American Catholic community and its love for the Blessed Mother. Open daily, November 1-March 31: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; April 1 -October 31: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Gall for Mass times. Individual and group pilgrimages welcomed. Parking is available for buses and cars. Convenient to Metro and Downtown. Handicapped Accessible,


National Shrine of St. Peregrine, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612-2729. Adjacent to 1-290. Open Daily. Masses: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.; Healing Mass, first Saturday, 11:00 a.m.; Mass for the Sick and blessing with St. Peregrine relic, third Saturday, 11:00 a.m.; St. Peregrine Feast Day Mass, Sunday May 3, 2:00 p.m. The Shrine of St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, is located in a century-old Italian Renaissance style Basilica which was the birthplace of the Novena in Honor of Our Sorrowful Mother (prayed at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Fridays.) (773) 638-5800. St. Peregrine News on the internet:


St. Jude Shrine, NATIONWIDE CENTER OF ST. JUDE DEVOTIONS, 308 N. Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. (410) 685-6026. Conducted by the Pallotines of the Immaculate Conception Province. Open Monday thru Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday until 2:00 p.m. Daily Mass, Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. & 12:00 noon, Saturday 7:45 a.m. & 12:00 noon. Sunday Masses are 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.. Perpetual Novena Services on Wednesday, 7:45 a.m., 12:00 noon, 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., and on Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses. Pilgrimage groups are welcomed by appointment. Gift shop on premises. HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. "Hearing Assistance, Visual Enhancement for the Blind"


Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1545 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120. (617) 445-2600. Just a block above children's Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospitals. Called, 'The Lourdes of New England' the miraculous shrine is open from 8 to 8 most days. First church of Perpetual Help in the U.S.: 1871. Arrangements for confessors and special Mass for groups. Staffed by the Redemptorists.

National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01262. (413) 298-3931. Open daily 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Masses: Mon-Fri 7:15 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Sat: 8:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Sun: 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Daily, after the 2:00 Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and at 3:00 p.m., the Hour of Great Mercy, the Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet as revealed to Blessed Faustina, followed by veneration of the relic of Bl. Faustina and the Sacrament of Penance. Religious gift shop open daily 9-5. Pilgrimage groups welcome, preregistration requested. Outdoor shrines and many quiet places for prayer and reflection.


National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, P.O. Box 868, Carmelite Drive, Middletown, NY 10940-0868. (914) 343-1879. A Marian Center of prayer, study, reflection and pilgrimage. Open all year. Beautifully landscaped grounds with outdoor statuary and shrines, Carmelite Stations of the Gross, Magnificent Chapel and Gift Shop/Bookstore.

Individual and group pilgrimages welcome. Daily Liturgy. Special Celebrations and Novenas of Masses honoring Our Lady of Mount Carmel; St. Therese; Our Lady of Knock; Infant of Prague; St. Patrick and Carmelite saints. Special Liturgies during Advent and Lent; Sacrament of Reconciliation. Programs conducted in English. Spanish programs are available on request. Parking is available. Convenient to Shortline Bus Lines and Metro North Commuter Railroad.

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine (Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary), 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY 14174-0167. (716) 754-7489, fax: (716) 754-9130. The National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima dominates 20 acres of natural beauty with over 120 life size marble statues surrounded by flower gardens and fountains. Special events are May thru October; Festival of Lights from Thanksgiving thru 1st week of January. Grounds are completely wheelchair accessible, religious article and book store, cafeteria. Bus groups welcomed! Masses: Monday thru Saturday 11:30 & 4:00; Sunday 9:00, 12 noon and 5:00. Confessions before each Mass. Rosary and Benediction every Sunday at 3:00 pm.


Mary's Central Shrine, 475 E. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5785. Home of The Miraculous Medal Perpetual Novena, prayed the world over. Started in 1930 by Father Skelly, C.M. Nine Novena Services every Monday. For further information and directions, call 1-800-523-3674.


Holy Hill—National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, 1525 Carmel Road, Hubertus, WI 53033. (414) 628-1838. Open daily. Food, guest house, gifts. Group tours available. Call or write for daily schedule. Website:

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