Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

A Perpetual Pilgrimage Site

We invite you to consider a trip to the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois (just outside St. Louis, Missouri) when planning your next faith-based journey.  It’s the perfect place to rest and renew your spirit.

With over 200 beautifully landscaped acres, Our Lady of the Snows is the largest outdoor Marian Shrine in the United States. During your visit, join us in the celebration of Mass-held two times daily at our Church of Our Lady of the Snows.  There are numerous devotional sites for prayer and reflection, including a replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France.  We also have a gift shop, guesthouse and full-service restaurant on the grounds.

You may want to consider bringing your group during Holy Week to experience the Shrine’s inspirational liturgies, drive or walk through our newly-constructed outdoor Stations of the Cross, or witness a recreation of Christ’s Passion in a live-action theatrical Way of the Cross presentation.