Shrine & Retreat Centers


Together… we share God’s love with the faithful

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate minister with poor and needy people all over the United States. They serve at parishes, shrines and retreat centers for those seeking God’s Word.

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

The Oblates established the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in 1958. Located in Belleville, Illinois the Shrine stands as an oasis of healing and hope for faithful pilgrims worldwide. More than one million people visit the Shrine annually. The Shrine’s main mission is to help people be healed and, through that, to find hope. Hundreds of programs and spiritual events are hosted at the Shrine each year, including enrichment programs for youth, adult spirituality programs, and liturgical celebrations.

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto of the Southwest

In San Antonio, Texas the Oblates honor their patroness at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto of the Southwest. This spiritual center is America’s most precise replica of the original grotto in Lourdes, France. Thousands of pilgrims flock to the grotto each week. Mass is celebrated at the grotto each day, including two Sunday Masses (English and Spanish) and Mass in Spanish on Saturday. The grotto also hosts numerous events for visitors throughout the year. Special celebrations include a Palm Sunday procession at the grotto, a live Way of the Cross, Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations and rummage sales to benefit non-profit organizations.

Tepeyac de San Antonio

A tribute to the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego at Tepeyac Hill in Mexico City, the “Tepeyac de San Antonio is located atop of the Lourdes Grotto of the Southwest at Oblate Missions in San Antonio, Texas.  A place of devotion to the Patroness of the Americas, the Tepeyac also honors the work of Oblate missionaries among Latino communities in the U.S., Mexico, and beyond.

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