Memorials at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
As people of faith, we know that some of God’s greatest gifts to us are our loved ones – family members and friends who walk with us on our journey through life, who share love and laughter, encouragement and strength. The Memorial Program at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows was created by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate to honor and remember the people we love, to celebrate their lives and to recall the special times we’ve shared with them.
You can honor a loved one or commemorate a special occasion with a Memorial at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. With more than 200 beautifully landscaped acres and several prayerful devotional sites, the Shrine is a wonderful place to remember a loved one forever.
Visitors to the Shrine, numbering more than one million each year, are asked to pray for those who are memorialized. Every day Oblate priests and brothers the world over remember those who have been memorialized at Mass and in their prayers.
When you have a Memorial placed at the Shrine, you honor a loved one – and you reach out in love to poor and needy people in Oblate mission lands. Donations for Shrine Memorials support Oblate ministries in the United States and in almost 70 other countries around the world.
Benefits of a Memorial at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows:
- Remembrance in daily Mass at the Shrine
- Remembrance in daily Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome
- Remembrance in daily Masses and prayers of the Missionary Oblates in almost 70 countries
- The name of the Memorialized person is placed in a Prayer Capsule at the Shrine