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Black Madonna Shrine

nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Ozarks


In the foothills of the Ozarks…

Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Ozarks, the Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos offer a galaxy of dazzling mosaics and multi-colored rock sculptures. Dedicated to the Queen of Peace and Mercy, the Shrine is a shining example of what one man of faith can achieve. The grottos, which are constructed of Missouri tiff rock, are set in a countryside atmosphere that refreshes the body and soul.

The origins of this religious setting trace back to 1927, when six Franciscan Brothers emigrated to Missouri from Poland. One of these men was Brother Bronislaus Luszcz, a man driven by overwhelming faith and love for Our Blessed Mother.

Help Support The Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos

The Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos are pleased to be participating in the St. Louis Community Foundation’s Give STL Day this year. You can help support the Shrine and the good works of the St. Louis Community Foundation by giving on May 9, 2024. 

On Give STL Day, every St. Louisan has the opportunity to join their friends, neighbors, and coworkers by making a donation to the nonprofits that do so much for our community.

Give STL Day was created by the St. Louis Community Foundation in 2014.

Black Madonna Shrine Cookbook 2024

We are excited to bring back the Black Madonna Shrine and Grotto Cookbook, last published over twenty years ago! This is a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our benefactors, friends and family. 

We welcome you to submit your favorite recipe(s) to be included in this wonderful compilation. You may also pre-order your cookbook, which should be ready in time for Christmas!

Find more information on how to submit your recipe(s) or on ordering your copy here.

    Thoughts from the Shrine

    Closed on Memorial Day
    The Shrine will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day.
    St. Joseph Novena
    Novena in honor of Saint Joseph begins March 11. The Franciscan Missionary Brothers, the staff and friends of the Black Madonna Shrine, invite you to join with us in offering prayers to Saint Joseph, March…
    Stations of the Cross
    Tradition holds that after Christ’s death and resurrection, the Blessed Mother retraced Jesus’ last day every day. Over the centuries following Christ’s Resurrection, this practice transformed into what we know as the Stations of the…

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    Black Madonna Shrine
    100 St. Joseph’s Hill Rd.
    Pacific, MO 63069
    Phone 636.938.5361
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