The Marian Shrine (National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians) consists of 200 acres, an outdoor shrine altar for Mary Help of Christians, and an outdoor way of the cross. In observance of the Marian year in 1954, the Salesians of Don Bosco built a rosary way which includes 15 life-sized marble statues. Pilgrims came to pray in increasing numbers along the trail which lead to the establishment of the shrine which includes a 48 foot statue of the Rosary Madonna that was cast in Pistoria, Italy in 1959 and blessed by Pope John XXIII. There are also grottos showing the apparitions at Lourdes and Fatima and a replica of the house where Saint John Bosco grew up.
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