History

Our Shrine, Dedicated to Mary under her Vatican II titles of MOTHER OF THE CHURCH and MODEL OF ALL CHRISTIANS, located at St. Joseph’s Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  There is a sign, symbol, and center dedicated to the veneration of the Mother of God, erected in accordance with the public law of the church to promote authentic Marian devotion.  This work is supported by the DIOCESAN MARIAN SHRINE COMMITTEE.

     The Shrine, blessed on May 7, 1989 by the most Rev. John J. McRaith, Bishop of Owensboro, has nine stained glass windows commemorating Cana, Guadalupe, La Salette, Miraculous Medal, Tri-Millennium 2000, Legion of Mary, Lourdes, Fatima, and Tre Fontane, a large window recalling the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima and the visionaries,- Blessed Francesco, Jacinta, and Sister Lucy, and three life-size windows of St. Peter and Paul and the Jesus of Mercy.

     The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Shrine and weekday masses are offered there, a public Rosary, and periodic Novenas.  Your intentions are always welcome. Write or call the Shrine.

     Our Shrine is open to everyone, including those not of the Catholic faith. Both group and individual pilgrimages to the Shrine are always welcome.

     Click here to see our beautiful windows!