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Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
A Historic Holy Place

The Sorrowful Mother Shrine is the oldest place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Blessed Mother in the Midwest and east of the Mississippi River in the United States. Established in 1850 by Fr. Francis de Sales Brunner, a missionary of the Most Precious Blood, and having a great devotion to Mary, built on this site a small red brick chapel in honor of the Sorrowful Mother. The Shrine quickly became a place where people could come and "stand still and feel the presence of God." Pilgrims came, and continue today, seeking physical healing and spiritual guidance, help and comfort, through her intercession. You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen
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  • I just wanted a spiritual day for the kids and I before they returned back to school. Plus I liked the fact that we could explore the grounds on our own during this time of Co-vid. It was a very...  more »
  • This is a beautiful shrine and gorgeous grounds. Definitely worth the trip. Easy ride. The church is just beautiful very holy.  more »
  • BEAUTIFUL! A wonderful place for a walk, and for some meditating. It can be a little bug-gy in the summer so choose your day wisely. Outdoor mass and mass inside the chapel are both beautiful, too. Very cool statues and little buildings in memory of the saints, and of people‚Äôs loved ones. The gift shop is big with lots of neat stuff. Would definitely recommend!
  • One of the most beautiful and inspiring places I've been. The grounds are beautiful and very thought provoking. Good paved paths, that will lead you through the grounds. Also a must see.

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