The mission of the Shrine is to communicate through its ministries by bringing a greater awareness of the presence of Christ in our lives. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate welcome over one million visitors per year and it is their hope that all who visit the Shrine find the peace that awaits them here.
Located just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the Shrine provides an atmosphere where guests of all faiths have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God and one another.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois,
is one of the largest outdoor Shrines in North America.