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TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR GROUNDS


The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa occupies approximately 170 acres of land. Located on Beacon Hill, and overlooking Peace Valley, the Shrine is the perfect place to come and spend time in prayer and reflection.


Explore the interactive map to discover the many features of The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa grounds.

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UPPER CHURCH

Main Church – Main Altar

Blessed Sacrament Altar

St. Joseph Altar

Stained Glass Windows

Sacristy

Popieluszko Memorial Pipe Organ

Restroom

Handicapped Entrance

Elevator

LOWER CHURCH

Our Lady of Czestochowa Chapel

Divine Mercy Altar

Our Lady of Nazareth Altar

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel

St. Paul the First Hermit Chapel

Choir Room

Family Center Room

John Paul II Museum

Wyszynski Hall

OLC CHAPELS

St. Anne’s Chapel

Our Lady of Fatima Outdoor Chapel

Votive Candle Chapel

Barn Chapel

St. Paul the First Hermit Chapel


VISITOR CENTER - UPPER LEVEL

Cafeteria

Polish Deli

Restrooms

Elevator

VISITOR CENTER - LOWER LEVEL

Reception

Accounting Office

Memorial & Mass Department

Cemetery Office

Religious Article Center & Book Store

Shrine Exhibition Hall

Conference Chapel

Restrooms

Elevator


RETREAT HOUSE COMPLEX

Reception

Conference Hall

Meeting Room

Library

Retreat Chapel

ALL STATUES & MONUMENTS

John Paul II Statue

Assumption Statue

Our Lady of Unborn Statue

St Anne’s Statue

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski Statue

President Reagen Statue

Resurrection Monument

Hussar Monument

Polish Doomed Soldiers Monument

Smolensk Plaque

General Anders Monument

Resurrection Monument


ENJOY A WIDE RANGE OF AMENITIES



Our dedicated staff ensures that all of The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa features and facilities are available to visiting groups. These amenities include:


Plenty of free on-site parking for buses and cars


Our sites and grounds are accessible to physically challenged people


On-site catering is available upon request

Outdoor picnic areas available for use


Meeting rooms with a/v equipment are available upon request


Use of our Chaples for Mass and private devotions can be coordinated



PLACES TO VISIT



Main Church

Thousands visit to pray and admire the beautiful the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. In the lower church there is a replica of Our Lady of Czestochowa, as it is in Jasna Gora, Poland. There are also four side chapels: St. Paul the First Hermit, Our Lady of Nazareth, Divine Mercy, and Our Lady of Guadalupe. There are daily Masses in both Polish and English, Confession, Novenas and many more spiritual exercises.


Votive Candle Chapel

We offer yearly votive candles for memorial use. The candles are lit in the Candle Chapel located in base of Bell Tower.Chapel is aglow with nearly 1000 candles, 800 of which are memorials with inscription plates. Placing a Votive Light at the Shrine in honor of Our Lady is a demonstration of your faith and confidence in the intercession of Our Lady of Czestochowa.


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Visitor Center Building

The Visitor Center Building is a place where you can get detailed information about our Shrine, you can also receive brochures and maps. You can order a Holy Mass, ask for a meeting with the Priest or buy a religious souvenir.


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Our Outdoor Statues

There are many monuments on the Shrine outside grounds. For example: Our Lady of the Unborn Statue, the Mother of God of Czestochowa Statue, St. Ann’s, St. Francis, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and many others.


Barn Chapel

On the territory of the cemetery, there is the first wooden chapel. The chapel is considered as a center of Marian worship and a place of first pilgrimages.


Retreat House

The Ave Maria retreat center has been a place of prayer, healing, joy and conversion for more than a million people. Over the years, retreatants have traveled here from the suburban Philadelphia area, all 50 states and several countries. The Pauline Fathers and Brothers would like to invite you to come as you are and join us for a retreat. Ave Maria Retreat House occupies a 100-acre expanse of beautiful grounds surrounded by wooded Peace Valley park and New Galena lake


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Festival Grounds

Polish American Festival is an annual event that has been taking place at our Shrine grounds for over 50 years! It always takes place during the first two weekends of September (Labor Day weekend and the following weekend). The Festival is full of many different attractions, entertainment, historical reenactors, delicious Polish food and beer, as well as many vendors and crafters. This annual event is not only a celebration of Polish culture but it also helps to support our Shrine financially throughout the year.


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Rosary Garden

On Shrine territory you can find the Marian Rosary Garden. This area is a space in which all of us can find his own place for spiritual reflection.


Cemetery Grounds

Somewhere on Beacon Hill you can find the final resting place, surrounded by Peace Valley Park nad New Galena lake…. This is very unique burial ground…  a place where people could find comfort among ancestors.


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Stations of the Cross

The Shrine complex has many outdoor prayer areas for pilgrims. The Large oval area, directly in front of the Shrine church – Outdoor Stations of the Cross fill the entire oval.


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