Alabama
Cullman:                  Ave Maria Grotto and St. Bernard Abbey
Irondale and 
Hanceville:              EWTN Studios and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Alaska
Juneau:                     Shrine of Saint Therese of Lisieux

Arizona
Hereford:                 Shrine of Our Lady of the Sierras
Mesa:                        Saint Peregrine Cancer Shrine
Tucson:                    Mission San Xavier del Bac

California
Carmel:                    San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission Basilica
San Diego:               Basilica Mission San Diego de Alcala
San Francisco:         National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
Santa Clara:             Shrine of Our Lady of Peace
Santa Cruz:              Shrine of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer

Statewide:                The Spanish Missions

Colorado
Golden:                    Mother Cabrini Shrine
Virginia Dale:         The Abbey of Saint Walburga

Connecticut
Litchfield:               The Lourdes in Litchfield
New Haven:           The Knights of Columbus Museum
New Haven:           Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague
Waterbury:             Shrine of Saint Anne for Mothers


District of Columbia
Washington:           National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception   
                                 Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
                                 Saint John Paul II National Shrine
                                 Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family


Florida
Key West:               Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Miami:                    Stella Maris Catholic Center at the Port of Miami
                                 The House of Prayer
Orlando:                 Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Saint Augustine:   Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

Georgia
Atlanta:                  Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
​Conyers:                 Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Hawaii
Molokai:                 Saint Damien of Molokai

Idaho
Coeur d'Alene:       Cataldo Mission State Park

Illinois 
Belleville (near St. Louis, Mo.)
                                 National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Chicago:                 National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows
                                 National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
                                 National Shrine of Saint Jude
​                                 Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Darien:                   National Shrine of Saint Therese
Des Plaines (Chicago area) Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Marytown:            National Shrine of St. Maximillian Kolbe

Indiana
Saint John:            The Shrine of Christ's Passion

Iowa
West Bend:          The Grotto of the Redemption

Kansas
Mound City:        Shrine of Saint Philippine Duchesne

Louisiana
Grand Coteau:     Shrine of Saint John Berchmans
New Orleans:   Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos; Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor;
                           Saint Louis Cathedral
Maine
Kennebunkport:  Saint Anthony Franciscan Monastery

Maryland
Baltimore:             Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Emmitsburg:        National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
                               National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Massachusetts
Attleboro:             National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette
Boston:                  Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
                               Madonna, Queen of the Universe National Shrine
                               Saint Clement Eucharistic Shrine
Easton:                  Father Peyton Memorial Center
Stockbridge:         National Shrine of Divine Mercy

Michigan
Detroit: 
                              Shrine of Venerable Solanus Casey at St. Bonaventure Monastery
                              L'Anse: Shrine of (Venerable) Bishop Baraga ("The Snowshoe Priest")
Indian River:      The National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods
Royal Oak:          National Shrine of the Little Flower
Washington:       Capuchin Retreat Center

Minnesota
Cold Spring:       Assumption Chapel

Missouri
Branson:              Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
Eureka:                The Black Madonna Shrine
Laurie:                 National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church
Saint Charles:     Shrine of Saint Philippine Duchesne
Saint Louis:         Shrine of St. Joseph (site of two miracles)
Starkenburg        Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows

Montana
Butte:                   Our Lady of the Rockies

Nebraska
Omaha:               Cathedral of Saint Cecilia

Nevada
Las Vegas:          Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer
Reno:                   Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

New Hampshire
Colebrook:         National Shrine of Our Lady of Grace

New Jersey
Newark:             National Shrine of Saint Gerard
Summit:             Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary
Washington:      Blue Army National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

New Mexico
Abiquiu:            Monastery of Christ in the Desert
Albuquerque:   Shrine of Saint Bernadette
Chimayo:          El Santuario de Chimayo & Shrine of Santo Nino de Achoa
Santa Fe:           Loretto Chapel & Cathedral of St. Francis


New York State
Auriesville:      Shrine of the North American Martyrs
Buffalo:            National Shrine & Basilca of Our Lady of Victory 
Fonda:              National Kateri Tekawitha Shrine
Lewiston :        Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

New York City:    Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero;  Mother Cabrini Shrine; 
Saint Malachy's "The Actor's Chapel";  Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Stony Point:      Salesian National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians
Syracuse:           Shrine of Saint of Marianne Cope 

Ohio
Bloomingdale:   Catholic Family Land
Carey:                 Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation
Cincinnati (Mt. Airy):  Saint Anthony Shrine & Friary
Maria Stein:       Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics & Spiritual Center of Maria Stein
Massillon:          National Shrine of Saint Dymphna
North Jackson:  National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

Oklahoma
Prague:              National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague

Oregon
Portland:           National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

Pennsylvania
Doylestown:     National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

Philadelphia:  Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia, National Shrine of Saint John Neumann, Saint Katharine Drexel Mission and Shrine 

Pittsburg:         Saint Anthony's Chapel
Uniontown:     Mount Saint Macrina
Warminster:    Shrine of Saint Gianna

Puerto Rico
San Juan:         Churches near the cruise port

Rhode Island
Nasonville:      First Shrine of Saint Therese of Lisieux

South Carolina
Charleston:     Church of St. Mary of the Annunciation & cruise port

South Dakota
Sioux Falls:     Saint Joseph's Cathedral

Tennessee
New Hope:    Shrine of Our Lady Virgin of the Poor

Texas 
Dallas:            Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe   
Dickinson:  Shrine of the True Cross (coming soon)

Galveston:    Popular cruise port and historical sites

Hill Country:  Painted Churches of Texas

Panna Maria:  First Polish Catholic Church in the U.S.

San Antonio:   Spanish Missions (including the Alamo); Oblate Grotto; 
Basilica of the Little Flower; San Fernando Cathedral

San Juan:        Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan de Valle National Shrine 

U. S. Virgin Islands
Saint Thomas:  Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

Vermont
Isle de la Motte:  Shrine of Saint Anne
Jamaica:               Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer

Washington State
Olympia:        Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Wisconsin
Hubertus:     Basilica Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians at Holy Hill
La Crosse:    Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Champion (Green Bay Area):   Newly approved apparition of "Our Lady of Good Help".
Peshtigo:      Miraculous saving of a Tabernacle and Host


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Although the United States is a fairly young country compared to many others, it abounds with sites of interest to Catholics. The history of the Catholic Church in the U.S.A. has not always been an easy one. Although many who settled here came for religious freedom, this did not always apply to Catholics. In fact as immigrants from such countries as Ireland and Italy came in the late 19th Century, anti-Catholicism arose in certain parts of the country, stoked on by such groups as the Ku Klux Klan and some Protestant pastors. Church-burnings and intimidation took place, and many newspaper cartoons portrayed Catholics as agents of the devil. Despite these obstacles, Catholicism grew in the country and today it accounts for roughly 25% of the population.

Almost every state has something to appeal to Catholic vacationers and pilgrims alike. If you are traveling and looking for a place to visit or attend Mass then check one of these out. In addition many of the shrines offer pilgrimages and retreats. We are continually adding new destinations to this page.
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