Top 10 Catholic Shrines In America


Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, Wis. One of the newer Catholic shrines in the United States, the shrine opened to the public in 2002. The Shrine Church, done in the Romanesque style, was dedicated in 2008, followed soon after by the Memorial to the Unborn, which emphasizes the dignity of life in all its phases.
The Stations of the Cross wind alongside the bluff, with granite benches at each station that allow pilgrims to rest, meditate and pray. The Votive Candle Chapel is reported to be the largest candle rack in the United States. Also on the grounds is Culina Mariana (Mary’s Kitchen) restaurant.