There are more than 135 Catholic Shrines in the USA and we are attempting to travel to see each one and putting pictures, directions, and information about them on our site. Also a link if they have a web site of their own.
Our Lady Of Lourdes National Shrine And Grotto. In the stillness of the pines, people recognize the whispers of God's presence... Fashioned after the world famous Lourdes, France. Perfect stop on your way to Toronto for Youth Day.
St. Therese’s Parish was established in Fresno in 1919 as Our Lady of Victory Parish. The first pastor, Father Martin Cody Keating, took over in June 1919, shortly after the completion of his duties as a Chaplain during World War I. It is said that Father Keating chose the name “Our Lady of Victory” in thanksgiving for our victory in that war.
We are the Oblates of St. Joseph, a religious order of priests and brothers founded by St. Joseph Marello in 1878. From our founding, we have always understood that a fundamental part of being an Oblate of St. Joseph is to be ready to serve Jesus in whatever work and whatever place we are called, without seeking to draw attention to ourselves, but working solely out of our love for Christ.