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As Mother Angelica stood praying at the side of the statue the miraculous image suddenly came alive and turned towards her.
“Then the Child Jesus spoke with the voice of a young boy: “Build Me a Temple and I will help those who help you.” Thus began a great adventure that would eventually result in the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, a Temple dedicated to the Divine Child Jesus, a place of refuge for all.” There is also a permanent exhibit of two actual sized (8″x4″) color positives and two black and white negatives of the Shroud of Turin. Thesese, Juneau AK The shrine, which has a chapel and retreat house, was built in the 1930’s and overlooks Lynn Canal.
There are amazing pilgrimage sites in the United States.
Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, CT Permanent exhibits include the Venerable Father Michael Mc Givney Gallery that profiles the life of the founder of the Knights of Columbus and a reliquary containing second class relics that were obtained when his remains were exhumed in 1981; the Papal Gallery which contains artifacts, artwork, papal medals and photographs from the interactions of the Knights with the Vatican dating back to the late 1800’s; and a Christopher Columbus Gallery that have items like the glazed tiles he brought to America in 1493 that were used in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary.
There are extensive murals hand painted by Italian artists and stained glass windows throughout the Shrine.
One of the highlights of the Shrines is La Porziuncola Nuova, a scaled replica of St. Mother Cabrini Shrine Golden, CO The property the Shrine sits on was originally a summer camp for the girls from Queen of Heaven Orphanage and was purchased by Mother Cabrini herself in 1909.
Francis of Assisi, was formally established in 1850 predating the the establishment of the city of San Francisco and the statehood of California.
The current building was rebuilt and rededicated in 1919 after extensive damage to the previous church as a result of an earthquake and fire in 1906.