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Black Madonna Shrine

Dazzling Mosaics and Rock Sculptures.

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Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Ozark Mountains southwest of St. Louis is the Black Madonna Shrine, a small shrine dedicated to the famous Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Poland. The Shrine and Grottos feature dazzling mosaics and and multicolored rock sculptures. The statues are dedicated to the Queen of Peace and Mercy and are a shining example of what one man of faith can achieve. The grottos, which are constructed of Missouri tiff rock, are set in a countryside atmosphere that refreshes both body and soul.

In 1927 the Archbishop of St. Louis requested a group of Franciscans to come from Poland to set up a nursing home in the countryside. One of the newly arrived Franciscans, Brother Bronislaus Luszcz, remembering the many pilgrims to Czestochowa in his homeland, decided to construct a similar shrine in Missouri. In 1937 he began to build. And today the Shrine still serves as an important site for the religious that visit.

When visiting, take a self-guided tour or guided tour. Guests can also attend mass on Sundays and holidays at 10am. Admission to the Black Madonna Shrine is free, however, charitable donations are greatly appreciated. The Brothers offer prayers to all that make contributions to the Black Madonna Shrine.



Features
  • Photo Gallery
  • Videos
  • Mosaics
  • Rock Sculptures
  • Grottos
  • Statues
  • Gift Shop
  • Tours

Address

Home-Icon 100 St. Joseph Hill Rd.
Pacific, MO, 63069
United States
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Transportation

The Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos is located in the countryside about eight miles outside Eureka, Missouri -- approximately a 40-minute drive from West St. Louis County.

Nearby Points of Interest

  • Six Flags St. Louis, Rustic Hills Lake, Robertsville State Park

Notes

May-Sept: 9am-7pm, April & Oct.: 9am-6pm, Nov.-March: 9am-4pm. While admission to the site is free, charitable donations are greatly appreciated.
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Parking:
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