Ash Wednesday and the Distribution of Ashes

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust,... [Read more...]


Saturday, March 2nd. Clear for shuttle service up to the Shrine Church. The trail continues to be walkable – please use caution and wear appropriate footwear and attire. Pilgrim Center, Gift shop and Café are open.    Read More →

Feast Day of Saint Blaise and the Blessing of Throats

February 3rd is the feast day of Saint Blaise, bishop of Sebaste in Armenia during the 4th century. Blaise was a physician before becoming a bishop. Tradition holds that he was to have miraculously cured a child who nearly died because of a fishbone caught in the throat. From the 8th century on, Saint... [Read more...]

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

On February 2nd the Church celebrates the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. It is also World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. Holy Mass will begin in the Narthex with the blessing and lighting of candles, followed by a Procession into the Church!  This year it is also First Saturday! A... [Read more...]


PLEASE NOTE: SHRINE CLOSED THURSDAY! Due to the continuing extreme cold temperatures forecast for tomorrow, Thursday, January 31, the Shrine will be closed. The Shrine will re-open on Friday, February 1.  Read More →

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