history and information (2023)

From the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon one feels that Heaven embraces the Earth and places it in the Heart of Mary. There, Mary radiates a glow around the saddened hearts, making a tiny place like Harissa a refuge for the penitent, a comfort for the afflicted, a way for the straying, and a guide and oasis for weary souls to rest.

The word harissa comes from the word haras which means sharp blade, knife, any cutting tool or even wire in Arabic and Hebrew. And this corresponds to the nature of the hill on which the village stands, called "Roueiss" by its inhabitants. Therefore, some historians believe that the ancient Semitic word harissa means roueiss in Arabic, a high and steep hill.
Overlooking the Bay of Jounieh, the Sanctuary was built on a plot of 350 hectares, 650 meters above sea level and 26 kilometers north of Beirut, on Mount Mohafazat, Lebanon. As it is adjacent to Daroun Village, it is part of the Kesrwan Hunt. It is also close to Bkerke, the seat of the Maronite Patriarchate. It is famous for its vegetation, the multitude of its trees, the abundance and purity of its springs. It's the door to paradise...

On the occasion of the fiftieth commemoration of the dogma of the "Immaculate Conception" proclaimed by His Holiness Pope Pius IX in 1854. It was announced, His Beatitude the Maronite Patriarch Elias Hoayek and the Apostolic Nuncio Carlos Duval decided to erect a religious monument to commemorate this event.
According to Father Henri Jalabert sj, Lucien Cattin, then Superior Father of the Jesuits in the Middle East, proposed erecting a large statue of the Virgin that would be visible from afar and illustrate the honor and attachment of the Lebanese people to Mary.
After the patriarch and nuncio sought advice from bishops, priests, monks and lay people, the shrine was named after Our Lady of Lebanon and the project was launched.

After consultation with engineers who were authorities in the area, a site on top of Harissa Hill called "The Rock" was chosen to build the shrine and the implementation phase approached. Committees began raising funds to carry out the project. The generosity of the Lebanese people placed their love on Mary.
After negotiations, Mr. Francis Yaacoub sold the land to the Patriarchate for the symbolic sum of fifty Ottoman pounds.
The cornerstone was laid in October 1904, but work was halted for various reasons; One was the fear that the earth would not be able to support a monument of this size.
In 1907, Patriarch Hoayek and Monsignor Fridiano Giannini, the new Apostolic Nuncio, resumed the works and made some adjustments to the project, such as expanding the west side of the sanctuary.
To ensure that construction was carried out correctly, a deed was signed in 1906 with a construction company as the first party and master craftsman Ibrahim Makhlouf (from Ain el Rihaneh) as the second party. The statue was erected in 1907.
It is good to remember that Fr. Chucrallah Khoury, Superior of the Lebanese Maronite Missionaries, was the Patriarch's right hand man in directing and executing the project from the beginning. He was elected Father Superior of the Congregation following the election of Father Youssef Moubarak as Bishop of the Diocese of Saida.
With the help of the Apostolic Herald and in particular Father Pere, Secretary of the Herald, and Cattin, Father Superior of the Jesuits, the Patriarch managed to overcome the financial problem arising from the size and cost of the project, sending a letter to the Maronite "Wakfs" and Institutions of Charity asking them to pay a pre-agreed amount which will be collected by Father Chucrallah Khoury.
The construction of the shrine and statue cost approximately 50,000 French gold francs, donated by the faithful; including a French woman who wishes to remain anonymous and has made a contribution of 16,000 francs. The land was offered by the Maronite Patriarch and Nuncio.
In compliance with his last wish, the body was transferred to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon by Bishop Duval of Beirut. On the west wall of the shrine is a marble plaque engraved with the story of the event in Latin, in appreciation of Duval's love for the Virgin and his passion for her shrine in Lebanon.

To erect such a monument, a faraman (decree of the sultan) had to be issued, declaring the approval of the then ruling Ottoman authorities. Mount Lebanon “Mutassaref”, Mouzher Bacha, sent a telegram asking for approval from Istanbul and, almost miraculously, received a positive response just a few hours later.
In early 1908, the shrine and pedestal of the statue were executed under the supervision of Father Chucrallah Khoury, who was officially appointed by the Patriarch to be in charge of the project. Shortly afterwards, the image of Our Mother Mary was erected and the dedication took place on May 3rd, the first Sunday of that month.
At 10:00 am Bishop Giannini began the opening ceremony with prayers and then blessed the sanctuary and the statue, giving thanks to God for an achievement that would nurture and develop genuine faith. The devout congregation was informed of His Holiness Pope Pius X's message to shower heavenly blessings on all those who contributed to the project's implementation or those who attended the opening ceremony.
Among the guests were the Lebanese Brigadier Barbar Beik El Khazen, representing Lebanon “Mutassaref” Youssef Franco Bacha, and His Excellency Habib Beik Bitar, “Ca'im-macam” of Kesrwan hunting, as well as a large crowd of faithful and visitors
The ceremony was followed by Holy Mass, celebrated by Patriarch Hoayek, Bishops, Superiors General, representatives of the Eastern and Western Congregations and numerous priests.
During his homily, the Patriarch emphasized to the Lebanese people his love and devotion to Mary and asked for her protection and tireless intercession. At the end of the Mass he led a solemn procession through the sanctuary carrying the icon of the Blessed Virgin. He declared the first Sunday in May as the feast of Our Lady of Lebanon.

shrine administration
After the dedication ceremonies, as mentioned in article 4 of the charter registered in Bkerke on January 18, 1907, the Maronite Patriarch and Apostolic Nuncio, through his superior, officially entrusted the leadership of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon to the Lebanese Missionary Maronite General, Father Youssef. Moubarak, on the Herald website in Harissa.
It wasn't too late when more land was acquired to improve facilities for worshipers and visitors, and little by little the Sanctuary became what it is today, an international place of worship.

An 8 x 8 m chapel with capacity for 100 people was built under the statue of the Virgin Mary. It was designed by the famous French architect Gio.
Next to the square stone altar is the wooden statue of Mary, Mother of Light (which toured almost all Lebanese cities and towns in 1954). A cedar and bunches of grapes are engraved in the center of the tabernacle. The stained glass windows are decorated with the symbols of the consecrated host, grapes and ears of wheat.
The seven-part bronze statue of Our Lady of Lebanon is 8.5 m high and 5 m in diameter; It weighs 15 tons and is painted white for added splendor and splendor. It was made in Lyon (France) under the supervision of Mr. Durenne, who escorted him to the port of Beirut in late July 1906.
The base of the statue, 20 m high, is shaped like a log carved from natural stone. The lower diameter measures 64 m and the upper part 20 m. A ladder of 104 steps was built to reach the top of the statue. (A drawing of the statue and its pedestal by the famous painter Daoud Corm is kept in the basilica.)

In 1956, a plastic and wooden tent was erected on the west side of the sanctuary's entrance to accommodate the growing number of worshipers and visitors to Mass, especially during the month of May.
As a result, on the occasion of the sanctuary's golden jubilee, it was decided to build a larger church to accommodate the large crowd of worshipers.
On May 31, 1970, in the presence of the then Lebanese President Charles Helou and his Prime Minister Rachid Karame, ministers and deputies, Orthodox bishops and Orthodox bishops, His Beatitude the Maronite Patriarch Paul-Pierre Meouchy laid the cornerstone of the future basilica, frequented by Catholics and numerous faithful.
From the beginning, Patriarch Meouchy handed over the management and administration of the basilica to Lebanese Maronite missionaries through his superior, Father Sassine Zeidan. He was assisted by an Executive Committee formed in late 1968 after a meeting between Patriarch Meouchy and Father Sassine Zeidan.
This commission was composed of Father Sassine Zeidan (President), Lebanese Missionary Father Youssef Andary, Architect Adib Sader (Secretary), Pharmacist Cesar Chalhoub, Engineer Emile Kayssar (Director General of the Ministry of Public Works), Joseph Salhab (Director General of the Ministry of Tourism), the architect François Chemaly (Mayor of Daroun-Harissa) and Fouad Boulos (President of the Harissa Cable Car Board).
This committee worked to secure the information, financial, architectural and logistical aspects of the project to begin construction. Detailed drawings and plans were requested from the architects.

To select the best project, Patriarch Meouchy and Nuncio Alfredo Bruniera constituted an arbitration commission composed by the Nuncio himself, Father Sassine Zeidan, representing Patriarch Meouchy, and five eminent architects: Georges Maroun, President of the Order of Engineers and Architects, Henri Eddé, former president of the Order of Engineers and Architects, Mitri Nammar, Director of the Department of Urbanism, and two other French architects.
After discarding two of the four projects and hesitating to choose between José Husseini's proposal and Pierre Khoury's proposal, the commission voted four to three in favor of the latter.

Construction work continued uninterrupted, even in the most difficult times. Once the initial leveling of the land was completed, in June 1971 the foundations were completed, the walls and the esplanade were erected, and the rest of the work continued.
Engineer Louis Cordahi did some of the work, but most of it was done by engineer Mouin Aoun and his team who, armed with faith and perseverance and the trust of Father Paul Najm, Superior General of the Missionaries, managed to build a high ceiling. in the form of a Phoenician ship with curved beams 64 m long. To carry out this part, the engineers had to consult with two French companies: one to supervise the assembly of the scaffolding and the other to help design and erect the huge glass facade.


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Our Lady of Meritxell


Our Lady of Luján, Luján, Province of Buenos Aires

Our Lady of the Rosary of San Nicolás, San Nicolás de los Arroyos

Unsere Liebe Frau von Itatí, Itatí, Corrientes


St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

Shrine of Our Lady of Yankalilla, South Australia

Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, Penrose Park, New South Wales

Sanctuary of Our Lady Help of Christians, Canungra, Queensland


Maria Plain Basilica, Bergheim, Salzburg

Maria Schmolln, district of Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria

Maria Taferl, Melk district, Lower Austria

Basilica Mariatrost, Graz, Styria

Basilika Mariazell, Mariazell, Steiermark

Marienbasilika Absam, Absam, Tirol


Our Lady of Banneux in Banneux, Liège

Our Lady of Beauraing in Beauraing, Namur

Holy Virgin in Halle, Flemish Brabant

Our Lady of Lourdes in Oostakker, East Flanders

Our Lady of Scherpenheuvel, Flemish Brabant

Basilica of Our Lady, Tongeren, Limburg

Our Lady of Tongre, in Tongre-Notre-Dame, Hainaut


Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, Copacabana

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our Lady of Medjugorje in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our Lady of Olovo in Olovo


Basilica of the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida

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Our Lady of Combermere in Ontario

Shrine of the Queen of the Holy Rosary in Ajax, Ontario

Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa in London, Ontario

Notre Dame du Cap in Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec


Our Lady of Andacollo, Andacollo


Our Lady of China in Donglu

Our Lady of Sheshan, Help of Christians in Sheshan

Our Lady of Happiness near Guiyang, China

The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Longtian

The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Qingyang


Unsere Liebe Frau von Las Lajas, Department of Nariño

Unsere Liebe Frau vom Rosenkranz von Chiquinquirá, Department of Boyacá

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Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, Cartago


Nuestra Señora de Marija Bistrica und Marija Bistrica

Our Lady of Trsat in Rijeka

Our Lady of Sinj in Sinj

Our Lady of Voćin and Voćin

Our Lady of Aljmaš in Aljmaš

Our Lady of Gorica and Baška, island of Krk

Our Lady of Remete in Remete

Nuestra Señora de Kloštar und Slavonski Kobaš


Our Lady of Charity, El Cobre, near Santiago de Cuba


Kykkos Monastery

Czech Republic

Basilica of the Visitation Pilgrimage, Hejnice

Dominican Republic

Our Beloved Lady of Altagracia (Our Lady of Altagracia),[2] in Higuey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic.


National Sanctuary of Our Lady of El Cisne (Our Lady of the Swan)

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Presentation of El Quinche, El Quinche, Pichincha Province


Our Lady of Asyut

Our Lady of Warraq

Our Lady of Zeiton, Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the Coptic Orthodox Church.


Ablain Saint Nazaire: Our Lady of Loreta

Agde: Our Lady of the Knees

Albi: Our Lady of Drèche

Amiens: Cathedral of Notre Dame

Angulema: Our Lady of Obezine

Annecy: Basilica of the Visitation

Antras: Our Lady of the Snows

Arras: Our Lady of the Burned

Avioth: Our Lady of Avioth

Azay: Our Lady of the Kneeling

Begrolles-en-Mauges: Abtei von Bellefontaine

Bélestat: Our Lady of the Val d'amour

Blois: Our Lady of the Trinity

Boquen: Monastery of Our Lady of the Life-giving Cross

Boulogne-sur-Mer: Our Lady of Boulogne

Cambrai: Our Lady of Cambrai

Chartres: Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres

Châtillon St Jean (26): Convent of Our Lady

Clermont-Ferrand: Catedral de Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont Ferrand: Our Lady of Porto


Dému: Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bernet in Dému

Douvres la Délivrande: Nuestra Señora de Délivrande

Err: Our Lady of Err

Ferrières: Our Lady of Bethlehem

Fontgombault: Abtei Notre Dame

Friesenheim: Notre Dame de Neunkirch

Fronville: Our Lady of the Good News

Grignan: Abbey of Our Lady of Aiguebelle

Honfleur: Our Lady of Graces

Bouchard Island: Our Lady of Prayer

Issoudun: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

La Blachere: Our Lady of Good Help

La Meilleraye-de-Bretagne: Abbey of Our Lady of Melleray

Landevenec: Our Lady of Folgoat

Lanrivain: Our Lady of Guiaudet

La Salette: Our Lady of La Salette

The Trinity: Our Lady of Laghet

Le Folgoet: Our Lady of Folgoet

Le Faou: Our Lady of Rumengol

Laus: Our Lady of Laus

Le Puy-en-Velay

Lescure: Our Lady of the Visitation

Liesse: Our Lady for our joy

Lille: Our Lady of Espalier

Lourdes: Our Lady of Lourdes

Lyon: Nuestra Senora de Fourvière

Modane: Our Lady of Charmaix

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Monaco: Virgin Mary Immaculate

Lure: Notre Dame de Lure attracts with a youth camp

Maisnière: Our Lady of the Oak

Marciac: Our Lady of the Cross

Marsan: Our Lady of Peace

Marsanne: Our Lady of Fresneau

Mauriac: Our Lady of Miracles

Monetiers les Bains: Our Lady of Mount Tabor

Montaigut: Our Lady of Aleppo

Montautotour: Our Lady of the Rock

Montfort sur Meu: Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Montligeon: Our Lady of Montligeon

Myans: Our Lady of Myans

Neuilly: Our Lady of Good Deliverance

Noiretable: Our Lady of the Hermitage

Villefranche-de-Rouergue: Our Lady of the Thirteen Stones

Ollioules: Our Lady of Fortune

Orcival: Our Lady of Orcival

Orleans: Our Lady of Miracles

Paris: The Miraculous Medal, Rue du Bac

Paris: Our Lady of Paris

Paris: Our Lady of Victories

Pellevoisin: "Mary, Mother of Mercy"

Penne d'Agenay: Our Lady of Peyragude

Perros-Guirec: Our Lady of Clarity

Pfaffenheim: Our Lady of Schauenberg

Phalsbourg: Our Lady of Bonnefontaine

Plancherine: Abbey of Our Lady of Tamié

Plancoet: Our Lady of Nazareth

Pontmain: Notre-Dame de Pontmain

Pugny: Convent of Our Lady of Unity

Quezac: Our Lady of Quezac

Reims: Reims Cathedral

The Testament of Saint Remi

Reiningue: Abbey of Our Lady of Oelenberg

Ribeauville: Our Lady of Dusenbach

Rocamadour: Maiden of Majesty

Rodez (La Primaude): Our Lady of Ceignac

Ronchamp: Our Lady of Heaven

Rostrenen: Our Lady of Zarzal

Sacred Canopy: Our Lady of Peace

Santa Florence the Elder: Our Lady of Marillais

Saint Laurent du Pont: Convent of Our Lady of the Burning Bush

Saint-Laurent-les-Bains: Abbey of Our Lady of the Snows

Saint Laurent sur Sèvre: Basilika San Luis Maria de Montfort

Saint Martin of Belleville: Our Lady of Life

Saint Omer: Our Lady of Miracles

Auray: Santa Ana de Auray

Saint Romain d'Ay: Our Lady of Ay

Sari-Solenzara: Monastery of the Glorious Ascension

Saumur: Our Lady of Ardilliers

Saxony-Sion: Our Lady of Sion

Soligny: Abadia de Trappe

Strasbourg: Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg

Thiezac: Our Lady of Consolation

Thorame: Our Lady of the Flower

Valenciennes: Our Lady of the Sacred Cord

Besse in Chandesse: Our Lady of Vassivière

Venasque: Our Lady of Life

Verdelais: Our Lady of Verdelais

Verdun: Catedral de Verdun

Violet: Our Lady of the Forest (Haute Marne)

Vion: Our Lady of the Oak

Vitreous Body: Abbey of Our Lady of Acey

Wissembourg: Notre Dame de Weiler


Marian Shrine in Aachen Cathedral. This church, often called the Imperial Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen.

Chapel of Grace in Altoetting, Bavaria. The first miracles attributed to praying to the Virgin Mary in this sanctuary occurred in 1489.

Grace Chapel in Kevelaer, North Rhine-Westphalia, site of an "Image of Praise" of Saint Mary from the Thirty Years' War.


Our Lady of Europe at Europa Point, the southernmost point in Western Europe. A Marian shrine has been on the site since 1462.


Our Lady of Tinos, island of Tinos, patron saint of Greece.

Panagia Tripiti, Ciudad de Aigio, Peloponnese

Holy Mountain Autonomous Monastic State, Mount Athos, Greece, Garden of Our Lady is taboo for all other women [clarification needed].

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The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

The Church of the Dormition on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher of the Virgin Mary in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem

The Church of the Milk Grotto of the Virgin Mary in Belém


Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Perambur (Chennai - Tamil Nadu)

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Chinnathurai, Tamil Nadu

Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni, Tamil Nadu

Poondi Matha Bascillica, Poondi, Tamil Nadu

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, Villianur, Puducherry

Our Lady of Lourdes, Pudur Shrine, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

National Shrine of Our Lady of Salvation, Vallarpadam, Cochin, Kerala

Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, Thrissur, Kerala

Basílica de Nossa Senhora das Neves (Manjumatha), Pallipport, Pallippuram, Ernakulam, Kerala

Korattymuthy Nossa Senhora com Banana Poovan, Hail Mary Shrine, Koratty, Kerala

Forane Church of St Mary, Chalakudy, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chalakudy, Kerala

Basilica of Our Lady of the Snows, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

Our Lady of Remedies, Vasai, Maharashtra

Church of Our Lady of Bandel, Chinsurah, West Bengal

Our Lady of the Sands, Sokkankudieruppu, Tamil Nadu

Our Lady of the Snows Kallikulam (Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Kallikulam), Tamil Nadu

Nossa Senhora de La Salette, Maravapatty Pudur, Salethmatha in Tamil, Tamil Nadu

Shrine of Our Lady of Health, Hyderabad

Our Lady of the Mountain, Bandra-Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Church of Our Lady of Mahim, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Seminary Hills, Nagpur (Maharashtra)

Gunadala Marymatha, 'Str. Igreja de Maria', Vijayawada', Andhra Pradesh

Santuário Nirmalagiri Marymatha, Nirmalagiri (Gowripatnam), Andhra Pradesh

Santuario Goavari Marymatha, Vegeswarapuram, Andhra Pradesh

Santuário Allipalli Mariamatha, Allipalli, Andhra Pradesh


Church of St. Maria Meenangadi


The Basilica of Our Lady Queen of Ireland in Knock, Ireland


Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Sitz der Ikone Salus Populi Romani

Saint Mary of the Third Millennium at the Three Wells, Rome[5]

Sanctuary and Monte Sagrado de Oropa, Biella, Piamonte

Sanctuary of Barbana, Grado, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Macereto Sanctuary, Monti Sibillini National Park, Marche

Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria, Cagliari, Sardinia

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Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii, Pompeii, Campania

Sanctuary of the Holy House, Loreto, Marche

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro, Rapallo, Liguria

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Miracles, Motta di Livenza, Veneto

Wallfahrtskirche Santa Maria del Fonte, Caravaggio, Lombardei


Our Lady of Akita, Akita, Japan


Gamgok Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Gamgok-myeon, Eumseong-gun in northern Chungcheong province


Our Lady of Bechouat, a Marian Shrine in the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon.

Our Lady of Bekaa, a Marian shrine in Zahlé, Lebanon, overlooking the Bekaa Valley.

Our Lady of the Waterfall, a Marian shrine in Jezzine, Lebanon

Our Lady of Lebanon, a Marian shrine in Harissa, Lebanon

Our Lady of Light, a Lady Chapel in Center Ville, Beirut Lebanon

Monument to Our Lady of Lourdes, Ain Ebel, Lebanon

Our Lady of Mantara, a Marian shrine in Maghdouche, Lebanon

Our Lady of Miziara, Mother of Mercy, Zgharta, Lebanon

Our Lady of Nourieh, a Marian shrine and monastery at Theoprosopon in Hamat, Lebanon.

Our Lady of the Wind, Enfeh, Lebanon


Our Lady of the Gates of Dawn in Vilnius, Lithuania

Pivasiunai, Lithuania

Siluva, Lithuania

Trakai, Lithuania

Žemaičių Kalvarija, Lithuania


Our Lady of Consecration, Girgenti area, Siġġiewi

Nuestra Señora de Borg in-Nadur, Borg in-Nadur, Qajjenza, Birżebbuġa

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta

Former Parish Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Birżebbuġa

Parish Church of the Annunciation, Tarxien

Parish Church of the Annunciation, Balzan

Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ħamrun

Pfarrkirche Maria Regina, Marsa

Pfarrkirche des Berges Karmel, Fgura

Mount Carmel Parish Church, Flower of Light, Birkirkara

Pfarrkirche Mount Carmele, Insel

Mount Carmel Pfarrkirche, Balluta Bay, St. Julian's

Parish Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Guardamangia, Pietà

Parish Church of Our Lady of Loreto, Ghajnsielem

Parish Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Paola

Parish Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Ġwann

Parish Church of Our Lady of Porto Salvo, Valletta

Parish Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, St Paul's Bay

Pfarrkirche Sacred Heart of Mary, Burmaradd

St. Mary's Parish Church, Dingli

Pfarrkirche St. Maria, Għaxaq

Pfarrkirche St. Maria, Adder

Pfarrkirche St. Maria, Mgarr

Parish Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Sliema

Santa Maria Roundabout, Mosta

Church of St John Marien, Mqabba

Pfarrkirche St. mary, destroy

Pfarrkirche St. Maria, Birkirkara

Parish Church of St. Mary, Attard

Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ħamrun

Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ta' L-Ibrag

Parish Church of Our Lady of Pompey, Marsaxlokk

Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos, Baħar i-hàgà, Naxxar

Church of Our Lady of Liesse, Valletta

Church of Our Lady of Mensija, Mensija, San Juan

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Bir id-Deheb

Church of Our Lady of Montserrat, Birgu

Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Żejtun

Church of Our Lady of Victory, Birkirkara

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Msida, Malta

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Bengħisa, Birżebbuġa

Igreja St. Maria von Bubaqra, Żurrieq

Igreja de Santa María de Ħal-Muxi, Zebbu

Church of Our Lady of Filfla, Filfla Island near Żurrieq

Church of Our Lady of Girgenti, Siġġiewi

Church of Our Lady of the Stone, Gzira

Church of Our Lady of Grass, Birkirkara

Church of Our Lady of Payments, Qormi

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mdina

Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Lija

Church of Our Lady of Samra, Hamrun

Church of Nossa Senhora das Neves, Delimara [disambiguation required]

Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Blata l'Bajda

Church of St. Maria do Pago, Zejtun

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Ghar, Rabat

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pinu, Gharb, Gozo

El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Mellieħa in Mellieħa

Maria-Bambina-Kirche, Senglea

Maria-Bambina-Kirche, Naxxar

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Cospicua

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces, Żabbar

Church of Maria Bambina Imtahleb - Victoria

Church of the Immaculate Conception - The Conceição L/O Rabat

Church of the Immaculate Conception - Palácio Gomerino L/O Rabat

Church of; Santa Maria Valley Virtu', Victoria

Church of; Santa Maria (Ta Duna) Victoria

Church of the Annunciation (The Annunciation) Victoria

Church of the Nativity of; Maria (da Cruz) Vitória

Church of the Nativity of Our Lady (Ta' Qasha') Victoria

Church of Santa Maria de Jesus (Ta'Giezu) Victoria


Chapel of Our Lady of Good Health (Annai Vailankanni) Kampung Pandan Kuala Lumpur


The Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico

Basilika von San Juan de los Lagos in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico

Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, Zapopan, Jalisco


Our Lady of the Rocks, Perast


Our Lady of the Star of the Sea, Maastricht

Our Lady Sweet Mother, 's-Hertogenbosch, St John's Cathedral

Our Lady of Handel, Handel

The Lady of All Nations, Amsterdam

Our Lady Riches of Delights, Oirschot

Basilica of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Sittard

Our Lady in Peril, Heiloo

Our Lady of the Enclosed Garden, Warfhuizen

Our Lady under the Limes, Uden

Our Lady of Ommel, Ommel

Our Lady under the Linden, Thorn

Our Lady of Friesland, Schalkhaar

Nuestra Señora de Oud Zevenaar, Oud Zevenaar

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Our Lady of Bolsward, Bolsward

Nuestra Señora de Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden

Nuestra Señora ter Weeghe, Haastrecht

Our Lady of the Sands, Roermond

Our Lady of Schilberg, really

Our Lady of Haarlem, Haarlem

Our Lady of Elders, IJsselstein

Our Lady in the Oak, Meerveldhoven

Nuestra Señora de Aarle-Rixtel, Aarle-Rixtel


San Francisco de Cuapa

Leon-Kathedrale (Nicaragua)


National Marian Shrine, Mariamabad


Virgin of the Remedies of Pampanga, Padroeira of Pampanga, Diocese of Pampanga, Diocese of San Fernando, San Fernando, Pampanga

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Covadonga, Our Lady of Covadonga, Queen of the Holy Trinity Rosary, (Parochial Church of San Jose, Poblacion, La Trinidad, Benguet)

Our Lady Mary Mediatrix of All Graces, Church of the Carmelite Monastery, city of Lipa, Batangas

Shrine of the Archbishop of Our Lady of Caysasay, Taal, Batangas

The Little Basilica of Our Lady of the Visitation of Piat, Piat, Cagayan

Small Basilica of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, City of Naga, Camarines Sur

Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Salvation, Joroan, Tiwi, Albay

Small Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Malolos, Bulacan

Mary Queen of Peace Shrine (EDSA Shrine), Mandaluyong City

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Manila

Shrine of the Archbishop of Our Lady of Loreto, Sampaloc, Manila

Heiligtum der Erzdiözese Our Lady of Guia, Hermitage, Manila

Our Lady of Peñafrancia de Manila, Paco, Manila

Basilica of Our Lady of Manaoag, Manaoag, Pangasinan

National Sanctuary of Mary Help of Christians, Viver Melhor Fractionation, City of Parañaque

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Baclaran, City of Parañaque

Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Pasig City

National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, New Manila, Quezon City

Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, Novaliches, Quezon City

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary by La Naval de Manila (Church of Santo Domingo), Quezon City

National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Quezon City

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, City of Antipolo, Rizal

Diocesan Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aranzazu, San Mateo, Rizal

Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the Abandoned, City of Marikina

Our Lady of Pillar, Fort Pillar, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga, South Africa

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Marulas, Valenzuela City

Our Lady of Charity, Berg

Assumption, Marias de Santa Maria

Our Lady of Good Success, Cathedral Parish of San Andrés, Paraná

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Parish Church, Dasmariñas, Cavite

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of La Salette, Biga II, Silang, Cavite

Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga, San Roque Church Cavite City. *Basilica of Our Lady of Charity, Agoo, La Union


La Virgen Negra de Częstochowa en el Monasterio de Jasna Góra, Częstochowa, Polonia

The Shrine of Our Lady of Lichen in Licheń Stary, Poland

Kodeń, The Shrine of Our Lady of Kodeń, Poland

Różanystok, The Shrine of Our Lady of Różanystok, Poland

Brdów, the shrine of Victoriaus Our Lady of Brdów, Poland

Stoczek Klasztorny, El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Stoczek, Polonia

Basilica of the Omnimediator of All Glory, Niepokalanów

Basilika Maria Himmelfahrt em Krzeszow, Krzeszow, Woiwodschaft Niederschlesien

Marian Shrines in Poland



relic or item


Church of the Visitation of Our Lady. redemptorists

12th century sculpture of Our Lady crowned on July 3, 1966. (abp Bolesław Kominek)


Church of the Immaculate Conception

Icon of the Będkow Mother of God from the 15th century.


Church of the Immaculate Conception Paulistas

15th century icon of Our Lady of Joy MB, crowned September 12, 1976. by (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński)

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Church of the Immaculate Conception

Icon of Our Lady from the 16th century, crowned in 1977.


Church of Saint Nicholas

Icon of Our Lady of the XV-XVI Century, crowned in 1931.

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Assumption Monastery

Painting by MB Borkowska with the Crowned Child on 15 August 1919


Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro in Braga, Portugal

Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Lapa in Sernancelhe, Portugal

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Good Health, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal


Sanctuary of Mary Comforter of the Afflicted, Şumuleu Ciuc


Iglesia Fyodorovskaya, Jaroslawl


Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows, Kibeho


Marianka, Distrito de Malacky


Đunis Monastery, Đunis, Central Serbia

Monasterio de Krušedol, Fruška Gora, Provinz Vojvodina

Monasterio de Studenica, Zentralserbien

South Africa

Fort Marian Sanctuary, KwaZulu-Natal


The National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Brezje

The covered Virgin Mary - the protectress of Ptujska Gora

Church of Our Lady of Mercy in Zaplaz

Basilica of Saint Mary, Mother of God in Sveta Gora

Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Petrovce


The Sanctuary of Chandavila, in La Codosera, Extremadura

The Sanctuary of the Black Madonna of Montserrat in Montserrat, Catalonia

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Covadonga in Picos de Europa, Asturias

The wall church of Santa María de Guadalupe in Cáceres province, Extremadura

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, Zaragoza, Aragon

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Rocío in Andalusia

The Basilica and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Candelaria, Tenerife, Canary Islands

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Garabandal in the Cantabrian Mountains

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Umbe, in Laukiz, near Bilbao, Biscay

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The Benedictine Sanctuary of Valvanera in La Rioja

The Basilica of Begoña in Bilbau

Sri Lanka

Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka in Tewatte, Ragama

Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu in Mannar district

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Matara in Matara


Shrine of Our Lady of Einsiedeln, Einsiedeln

Madonna del Sasso, Orselina


Monastery of Our Lady of Saidnaya, Saidnaya


House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Turkey, believed to be the place where St. John carried Mary and lived until the Ascension.

Mary's Church in Ephesus, Turkey, where the Council of Ephesus (Third Ecumenical Council) was held in 431

Fountain of Life in Istanbul, a famous fountain associated with the healing powers of the Theotokos, whose festival is celebrated on the Friday after Easter.


Dzhublyk, Transcarpathian Oblast

Pochayiv Lavra in Ukraine

The Basilica of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zarvanytsia, Ukraine

Great Britain

Ladyewell Shrine: St Mary's at Fernyhalgh and Ladyewell - The Shrine of Our Lady and Martyrs, Fulwood, Lancashire, England

Our Lady of Ipswich in Ipswich, England

Anglican and Roman Catholic Shrine "National Shrine" of Our Lady of Walsingham in Walsingham, England [6]

Shrine of Our Lady of Egmanton in Egmanton, Nottinghamshire, England

Our Lady of Candela in Cardigan, Wales

Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham near Reading in Berkshire

Shrine of Our Lady, Bradstowe

Shrine of Our Lady in Penrhys, Wales

Shrine of the Image of the Miraculous Relic of Our Lady of Guadalupe, El Santo Nino and St Joseph Catholic Church, Bedford, England

Our Lady of Doncaster in Doncaster, England

Our Lady of Westminster at Westminster Cathedral, London

Anglican Church and Original Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden, Willesden, London

Roman Catholic Church and Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden, Willesden, London

Church and Shrine of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory (also known as "Church of the Assumption" and "Warwick Street Church"), London


Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of the National Sanctuary of; in Baltimore, Maryland

Shrine and Caves of the Black Madonna, Jefferson County, Missouri

Blessed Virgin Mary, Sanctuary of; at Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, San Francisco, California

Cerro Santo National Sanctuary of Mary Help of Christians, Basilica of; in Erin, Wisconsin

Immaculate Conception, Basilica of the National Sanctuary of; in Washington, DC

Immaculate Heart of Mary, National Sanctuary of the Blue Army; in Washington, New Jersey (see Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima#Blue Army Shrine)

Mary Queen of the Universe Sanctuary, Nationalheiligtum von; in Orlando, Florida

Necedah Shrine, a forbidden Marian shrine in Necedah, Wisconsin.

Our Lady of Consolation, Carey National Basilica and Shrine, Ohio

Our Lady of Czestochowa, national shrine of; in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Franklin Furnace, Ohio

Nossa Senhora do Bom Socorro, Sanctuary of; brown county wisconsin

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sanctuary of; in LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Nossa Senhora da Ilha, Sanctuary of; in Manorville, New York

Our Lady of La Salette, National Sanctuary of; in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Our Lady of Lebanon, National Sanctuary of; North Jackson, Ohio

Our Lady of Loreto in Goliad, Texas

Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, Maryland

Abbey of Our Lady of Lourdes Belmont, Charlotte, North Carolina.http://belmontabbeycollege.edu/about/community/

Our Lady of Lourdes, National Sanctuary of; in Euclid, Ohio

The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is located on the grounds of St. Francis in St. Francis, Wisconsin

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana

The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes maintained by the Maria Immaculate Missionary Association in San Antonio, Texas

Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, Auriesville, New York (also known as National Shrine of North American Martyrs)

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, National Sanctuary of; in Perryville, Missouri

Nossa Senhora do Carmo, National Sanctuary of; in Middletown, New York

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara, California

Our Lady of the Emergency Room in New Orleans, Louisiana

Our Lady of the Rockies in Butte, Montana

The official Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Christians in Bayside, Nueva York

Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville National Shrine, Illinois

Our Lady of Sorrows, Sanctuary of; in the Rhineland, Missouri

Our Lady of Walsingham für die Episcopal Church, National Shrine to; Grace Church, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Our Sorrowful Mother, National Sanctuary of; in Portland, Oregon

Queen of the Holy Rosary Memorial Shrine (commemorating military veterans) in LaSalle, Illinois

Santa Maria, Miami Cathedral, Florida

Schoenstatt Marian Shrine, Madison, Wisconsin


Kathedrale Basilica of Our Lady of the Thirty-Three, Florida


The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Betania in the state of Miranda, Venezuela

Our Lady of Coromoto, Guanare, Venezuela

Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá, Zulia, Venezuela


Our Lady of La Vang in Quang Tri, Vietnam

Our Lady of Ta Pao in Binh Thuan, Vietnam

Rectors of the Sanctuary

from 1929 until today

1929 a 1936

Father Francis Menhem

1936 a 1942

Pater Boulos EL SOKHEN

1942 a 1945

Pater Hanna GHOSEN

1945 a 1951

Pater Maroun ANDARIO

1951 a 1954

Pater Boulos EL SOKHEN

1954 a 1959


1959 a 1966

Father Maurice GHATTAS BOUEIZ and Fr. Elijah NOHRA EDDEH and Fr. Kamil Antoun

1966 a 1977

Father Boulos MIETE & p. antonio kamil

1983 a 1989

Pater Kamil ANTOUN e P. Philippe YAZBECK, Arthur MHANNA, Philippe SEABY

1989 a 1995

Father Boulos NAJEM and Fr. Younen OBEID, Hannoun ANDRAOS, Kamil ANTOUN, Maurice Boueiz, Emil EDDEH, Hanni CHLELA, Michel CHEBLY, Andreh STEPHAN, Elie ANDARY

1995 a 2001

Padre Hanni CHLELA e o Padre. Boulos NAJEM, Asaad EL BASHA, Ghassan MATTAR, Micehl CHEBLI, Maurice BOUEIZ, Elie ANDARY, Miled SKAYEM, Youhanna charbel BOU ZAKHEM, Jack NKOULAS, Edmond RIZKALLAH, Boulos HABBOUCH, Georges TERES, Georges KEYROUZ.

2001 a 2004

Father Hannoun ANDRAOS and Father Georges KEYROUZ, Emile EDDEH, Elias ANDARY, Maroun HAREB, Fady TABET

2004 a 2007

Padre Hannoun ANDREWS e P. Elias ANDARY, Philippe SEAAYBI, Emile EDDEH, Maroun HAREB, Antoine DERJANI, Sami RACHED, Gaby GEAAGEAA, Chabel HABCI, Youhanna Yechouh ELKHOURY, Sami CHAAYA, Elie ANDRAOS

2007 a 2013

Padre Khalil ALWAN e Pe. Younen OBEID, Sami RACHED, Antonios BAZOUNY, Saiid IRANY, Youhanna Yechouh EL KHOURY, Elie ANDRAOS

2013 to NOW

fr. Younen OBEID and El P. Khalil ALWAN, Sami RACHED, Antonios BAZOUNY, Saiid IRANY, Youhanna Yechouh EL KHOURY, Elie ANDARY Habib KALAKECH


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