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

Sedona:                    Chapel of the Holy Cross

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;  Saint Scholastica Monastery & Retreat                                       Center,  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

Dyersville:           Basilica of Saint Francis Xavier

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

Gretna:                Shrine of the Holy Family

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

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

New Braunfels:  Mission of Divine Mercy

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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