Memorials at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Outdoor AmphitheatreAs 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 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 more than 60 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 more than 60 countries
  • The name of the Memorialized person is placed in a Prayer Capsule at the Shrine      
Lourdes Grotto Memorial
The Lourdes Grotto is a replica of the renowned Sacred Grotto in Lourdes, France.
Memorial Mothers Wall
The Mothers Memorial Wall honors Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and all mothers.
Church of Our Lady of the Snows
The Church provides an indoor worship space for liturgies and other special events.

Lourdes Grotto
The Lourdes Grotto is a replica of the renowned Sacred Grotto in Lourdes, France.

Mother’s Memorial Wall
The Mother’s Memorial Wall honors Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and all mothers.

Church of Our Lady of the Snows
The Church provides an indoor worship space for liturgies and other special events.

Fathers Memorial Wall
Located in a wooded area, the Fathers Memorial Wall is dedicated to Joseph the Carpenter and all Fathers.
Millenium Spire
El Millenium Spire de acero inoxidable envía simbólicamente las oraciones y las intenciones de los visitantes y donantes del Santuario a Dios.
Additional Memorial Options
Memoriales más grandes y distintivos (incluyendo bancos) también están disponibles en varios sitios devocionales en el Santuario.

Fathers Memorial Wall
Located in a wooded area, the Fathers Memorial Wall is dedicated to Joseph the Carpenter and all Fathers.

Millenium Spire
The stainless steel Millenium spire symbolically sends the prayers and intentions of Shrine visitors and donors up to God.

Additional Memorial Options
Larger and distinctive Memorials (inlcuding benches) are also available at several devotional sites at the Shrine.

To request a free memorial booklet that includes information about all of our sites at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL and an order form call our toll free number at 1-888-330-6264 or email us at mami@oblatesusa.org


 

Pavers SAT

Brick or Block Pavers at the Lourdes Grotto, Tepeyac De San Antonio

Located at the Lourdes Grotto, Tepeyac de San Antonio emulates the hillside where Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas, appeared to Juan Diego.  A Memorial in the form of a brick or paver.  For more information call our toll free number at 1-888-330-6264 or email us at mami@oblatesusa.org