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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.

Thoughts from the Shrine

Lent begins one week from today on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. What are your plans for Lent? Consider a visit to the Shrine during Lent and pray the Stations of the Cross. Or purchase a…
Plenary Indulgence
The Nativity Grotto is open year round at the Black Madonna Shrine, we are an approved Franciscan site. Catholics will be able to receive a plenary indulgence by praying before a crèche from the Feast…
Inclement Weather
Due to inclement weather the Shrine will be closed Friday, 1/19/24 , and will be closed Saturday, and Sunday. We will re-open Monday, 1/22/24.

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

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