Philadelphia Area shrines

St. John Neumann Shrine, Philadelphia

As 4th Bishop of Philadelphia, St. John Neumann was instrumental in building Catholic education and ministering to the poor. In this beautiful shrine, his body rests in the lower church.

National Centre for Padre Pio, Barto, PA

St. Pio of Pietrelcina was an Italian Capuchin Franciscan priest. He bore the wounds of Christ (stigmata) for the majority of his life. This centre transports a visitor to Italy with a replicas of St. Pio's bedroom, chapel, and life in the monastery.

National Shrine of Our Lady of CzestochowaDoylestown, PA

Our Lady of Czestochowa is a cherished devotion for many Polish Americans. The shrine started as a small barn which was moved to the shrine's current property . Now it hosts a grand church with a lower chapel, a retreat house, visitor center, and cemetery.

National Shrine St. Rita of Cascia , South Philadelphia

St. Rita is patron of the impossible. An Italian, her life story is fascinating. After her husband and sons died, she entered religious life.  She later received the stigmata. The shrine is over 100 years old. It features a beautiful upper and lower church with relics from St. Rita and many other saints.

Shrine of the Miraculous Medal , Germantown section of Philadelphia

St. Catherine Laboure received from Mary the image of the Miraculous Medal.  Built in 1875,  the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception hosts the shrine.The Novena of the Miraculous Medal was started here and has been prayed every Monday since 1930.

Diocesan Shrine of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Warminster, PA

St. Gianna was a mother and physician. She had a tumor while pregnant and chose not to abort the child, which could have saved her life. She is a modern pro-life saint and patron for mothers. The shrine contains many relics of the saint, including gloves and lockets worn by St. Gianna.