Shrine & Retreat Houses


National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is located in Belleville, Illinois and is one of the largest Marian shrines in the country.  The Shrine provides an atmosphere where pilgrims have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God and one another.  Pilgrims are offered religious programs and devotional areas for spiritual renewal on 200 landscaped acres.

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio

Located in San Antonio, Texas the grotto honors two revelations of Our Blessed Mother: as Our Lady of Lourdes in the Old World and as Our Lady of Guadalupe in the New World.  Both the grotto and the Hill of Tepeyac sites welcome pilgrims from around the world and serve as eternal signs of hope for all who visit.

St. Joseph the Worker Shrine

Situated in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts St. Joseph the Worker Shrine is a friendly and welcoming place for people of all faiths.  Visitors come to the shrine to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well as to participate in the celebration of Mass.  Many visitors also come throughout the day to be alone with the Lord in quiet prayer and reflection.

International Shrine of St. Jude

The International Shrine of St. Jude is part of the Oblates’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Church located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans.  Built in 1826, it is the oldest church building in the city.  The shrine’s St. Jude Novena, held four times a year, draws people from various religious backgrounds who seek God’s will and favor in their lives.  The church’s Jazz Masses, held twice on Sunday, are popular with visitors from around the world.

Retreat Houses

Oblate Renewal Center

Oblate Renewal Center (ORC) in San Antonio, Texas is a place where the soul can soar while the body finds peace and refreshment.  ORC offers beautiful surrounding in a peaceful atmosphere.  Guests can experience personal spiritual growth, the presence of Jesus Christ in their lives and in their world, and a refreshing and relaxing retreat within the heart of the city.

Lebh Shomea House of Prayer

Everyone at Lebh Shomea participates in the contemplative-eremitical life at the House of Prayer.  There are also hermits living in permanent hermitages situated at remote sites on the property.  Guests who share the desert silence for indefinite periods are welcome year-round.  With the exception of meals and the Celebration of the Eucharist, there is no predetermined schedule, no imposed structure, only the freedom and creativity of solitude.

Christ the King Retreat Center

Located on Lake Buffalo in Minnesota, Christ the King Retreat Center has a mission of bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who have had the least opportunity to hear it.  Spiritual direction is offered to those who desire to grow in prayer, seek to become more aware of God’s presence in their lives, and desire to know themselves in relation to God.

King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center

King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center in Belleville, Illinois is a welcoming place where all people can find an atmosphere of prayerful solitude, communal worship and spiritual companionship.  Prompted by the Gospel values of Jesus Christ, the Missionary Oblates and staff at King’s House help people seek wholeness as they reflect upon God and themselves in relation to one another.  King’s House fulfills the desire of the Oblate founder, St. Eugene De Mazenod to “spare no effort to awaken or reawaken the faith in the people to whom we are sent.”



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