Director’s Message


Thank you for taking time to visit the website of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and Shrine staff strive to create an environment where people from all different places in life’s journey can come and find the grace and peace of God.

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of unique services, programs and events for spiritual enrichment. We welcome people of all faiths and denominations. Our events range from the Annual Healing and Hope Solemn Novena to programs with moving and inspirational speakers to one of the largest religious light displays in the country. We welcome the entire family to come, find rest and get closer with God while making the way of Christ come alive in new and personal ways.

As you explore our website you will find that the Shrine has something to offer everyone. Whether you are looking for a venue for that special occasion, a meal for your family, an overnight stay, a special gift or a quiet place to take a walk in natural and serene beauty, the Shrine and its staff can accommodate you. We look forward to seeing you soon.

In Christ Jesus and Mary Immaculate,
Fr. Tom Ovalle, OMI