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1500 Relics for Public Veneration at National Shine of Our Lady of the Snows in Chicago, Illinois

The 200 acre outdoor National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Chicago, Illinois is the largest in the country. It has an ampitheater, several gardens, an outdoor way of the cross, a rosary court and a relic chapel … Continue reading

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Largest First Class Relic of St. Jude in North America is in Chicago, Illinois

Dominican National Shrine of St. Jude Chicago, IL The Dominican National Shrine of St. Jude was opened in 1929 within St. Pius V Parish and is home to the arm of St. Jude, reported the largest relic of an apostle … Continue reading

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Grotto of the Redemption in Iowa is the Largest Grotto in the World

The Grotto of the Redemption is the largest grotto in the world and was built by Father Paul Dobberstein as a result of a promise he made to Mary while he was critically ill with pneumonia to build a shrine … Continue reading

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More than 1000 Relics for Veneration at Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics

The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics houses more 1,000 relics (95% of which are first class relics), the 2nd largest collection open for veneration in the United States. Father J.M. Gartner entrusted his collection of relics to the Sisters … Continue reading

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National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, North Jackson, Ohio

The Maronite Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon is a replica of a shrine located in Harissa, Lebanon. It is 50 feet high and weighs 3700 tons with 64 steps leading to the top, one for each prayer of the rosary. At … Continue reading

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Servants of Mary Center for Peace & Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Windsor, Ohio

At the Servants of Mary Center for Peace & Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe a 50 foot statue of our Lady of Guadalupe overlooks a lake surrounded by a 15 decade illuminated rosary. The staute was made with over half a … Continue reading

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Largest Collection of Relics at St. Anthony’s Chapel in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

St. Anthony’s Chapel has the largest collection of relics for public veneration with over 5000 relics housed in the Shrine of Saints. (The Vatican has the largest private collection of relics.) The collection was amassed by Father Suitbert Mollinger who … Continue reading

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House of Mary Shrine, Yankton, South Dakota

The House of Mary Shrine is located on the picturesque shore of Lewis & Clark Lake. You can walk the Way of the Cross that winds up Calvary Hill which features three 50 foot wooden crosses at the 13th Station. There … Continue reading

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Franciscan Monastary (Holy Land of the Americas) in Washington, DC

In 1898 Father Godfrey Schilling, OFM, opened a shrine, which he called Holy Land of the Americas, to benefit those who are unable to visit the sacred shrines in the Holy Land. Shrines and Grottos of the Holy Land and … Continue reading

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Marian Apparition at Our Lady of Good Help in Champion Wisconsin

In December 2010, Our Lady of Good Help was approved as the first Marian apparition site in the United States.  The Virgin Mary appeared to Adele Brise in October 1859 and gave her a mission, “Gather the children in this … Continue reading

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