A Message from the Shrine Director

    Your support of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows helps bring healing and hope to over one million pilgrims who visit us yearly.  With your help we continue to share the Gospel message of Jesus Christ while honoring our Blessed Virgin Mary who bore Christ for all of humanity.  Thank you.

    The Missionary Oblates are committed to the ongoing vitality of the Shrine.  We are currently taking part in our Shrine Capital Campaign, which will allow us to better serve the needs of our next generation of faithful pilgrims. 

Bell PoolThe campaign has already had some dramatic results.  The Bell Pool at the Annunciation Garden has been restored to its past glory and is one of our most popular devotional sites.  In the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, a new sound system was installed to greatly enhance our liturgies.

    In this brochure you will find additional ways that we plan to improve the Shrine, but only with your help.  Your prayers and financial support are critically important for the growth of our ministry.

    I ask you to consider a pledge to this Capital Campaign for the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as we bring Christ’s healing power and faith-filled hope to our pilgrims now and in the future.

Fr. Tom Ovalle, OMI, Shrine Director