These +100 Catholic Pilgrimage Sites in the U.S. are Completely Out of this World

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  • Ivonne Clos-Torres

    San Juan Parangaricutiro is not in Puerto Rico… the capital’s name is San Juan, but that one mentioned it’s in Mexico

  • Brian Hathaway

    The city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania is spelled with an h.

  • Bossilla

    Pittsburgh and Pittsburg are two different places. St Anthony’s chapel is in the Northside of Pittsburgh in the Troy hill neighborhood. You may need to ask St Anthony’s intercession to find it because it looks nondescript on the outside. It’s the beauty on the inside which makes the trip worth your time. Life sized stations of the cross and of course the 4,000-5,000 saint relics, making it one of the largest reliquaries in the world. I was able to find St Thomas Beckett’s Relic for someone, which is really rare because one of the English Kings destroyed his tomb. I recommend attending a tour and then trying to find your favourite saint!

  • Patty Vasquez

    The Bonus one is not really San Juan Puerto Rico but it is an image of the buried church in San Juan Viejo Michoacan in Mexico!

  • Danielck

    The Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer in Las Vegas is not the image shown. The image shown is of the Cathedral in Reno, Nevada.

  • Important correction – the oldest cathedral in the U.S., and now basilica, in Baltimore is the “Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,” not of the “Immaculate Conception. You probably had DC on the brain. Pax.

  • Nostromo

    Too bad flying to the US is such a nightmare or I may want to check some of these out.

  • MillerJM

    Just an FYI, the mission in San Diego is not really the first built in California. Baja and Alta California used to be one region of Mexico – that is when the mission was built. Alta California, was annexed in 1848. So the real first mission in California is Our Lady of Loreto. Think about the significance of that – the missions start from Our Lady! It doesn’t start from Juan Diego!

  • Sue Korlan

    Why is Kentucky missing? There is the beautiful cathedral in Covington. There is a shrine in Bowling Green. I notice you don’t have any shrines in Arksnsas either.

    • Since this is a list of the top 100, some are bound to be left out, even though they may be personal favorites.

  • Lordknows

    OREGON site also referred to as The Grotto. It’s wonderful.

  • ForChristAlone

    How about the Shrine of St.Francis Xavier Cabrini in NYC?

  • xystarch

    Your Maryland info is wrong. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is in DC–you refer to it in the DC section–The basilica in Baltimore is called The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You’ve missed Idaho, so let me suggest the Sacred Heart Mission in Cataldo.