11th August : Our Lady Of Missouri

Our Lady Of Missouri

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In St. Charles, Missouri, there is a roadside shrine, called Our Lady of the Way:  it is believed to be the only one in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary under this title.

It was built by twenty-five volunteers, laymen, at the intersection of the two major highways, about eight miles west of St. Charles, Missouri.  The original idea was to build the shrine in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual help, but the priest who was asked about it, suggested that it be called Our Lady of the Way instead.  Now it is fondly referred to as “Our Lady of Missouri”.