Sorrowful Mother Shrine

sorrowful-mother-shrine-Our_Lady_of_Lourdes_GrottoAdmission to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine is free.

Sorrowful Mother Shrine:  Walk through 120 wooded acres featuring the Stations of the Cross and enjoy many shrines and grottos, and all the beauty of nature in a peaceful atmosphere. This historic shrine established in 1850 is the oldest place of pilgrimage dedicated to Mary in the Midwest. The shrine grounds have more than 40 points of interest including the famous open air Pieta chapel built in 1968. Visit the grounds, pilgrimage center, cafeteria and gift shop (all handicap accessible). Personal and group pilgrimages are scheduled year round and special events run from April through October. The shrine’s scheduled masses are Saturdays at 11am and 4pm, Sundays 9:00am and 11:00am, and weekdays at 11 am. Confessions are held a half hour prior to masses.