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A Labor of Love

There is an interesting history attached to this peaceful shrine that was built single-handed lay... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat L
Florissant, Missouri
Prayerful Place

We were so glad we took the time to find this gem in rural Missouri. The Franciscan brothers have... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Charleston, Illinois
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100 Saint Josephs Hill Rd, Pacific, MO 63069-5127
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is an interesting history attached to this peaceful shrine that was built single-handed lay by one monk many years ago. It is a short walk from the outdoor chapel to visit each of the shrines dedicated to several saints. In another area nearby are...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We were so glad we took the time to find this gem in rural Missouri. The Franciscan brothers have preserved this labor of love by a monk who singlehandedly formed the prayerful grottoes depicting scenes from the lives of Jesus and Mary. Their Polish roots...More

Thank Rosinlady
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The sheer dedication of the people who put these shrines/grottoes together is amazing. Whether you come here to pray or simply out of curiosity it is worth a stop. We were the only ones there the morning we went. That allowed us time to really...More

Thank dspr8o
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a very unique place to visit. There are 8 different shrines, all artistically hand-made with local rock and material, set into the natural hillside. I am not Catholic, but very much enjoyed seeing the shrines and grottoes and will definitely return in the...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went here after seeing the advertising. Pretty impressed with all the displays. Must have taken a tremendous amount of time to create.

Thank phalanx1
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This shrine and collection of grottos is historic as well as uplifting to the mind and heart. Other reviewers have already described the intricate work put into creating the grottos. I was most amazed by how the man who created the grottos cleared the land...More

Thank AquatenniiaT
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This place sits out of the way but is so lovely it is well worth the side trip. We love to go out and enjoy the peaceful setting just to relax but also found it is a great place to take photos as well.

Thank swbgal
Reviewed 29 December 2014

we have been driving by for over 30 years and finally stopped the grounds are large and stonework beautifully maintained it has been there since the 30s built by the Polish A beautiful tribute .

Thank garpatdav
Reviewed 26 September 2014

These grottoes have been built by hand over a 23 year period, by one Franciscan Brother. He placed each stone, some with donated jewelry to complete a wonderful and peaceful grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Czestochowa (the Black Madonna). Just wondering around this area...More

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