Here are some pictures of our Memorial Day Mass at the Shrine of St. Therese here in Juneau, AK. The Shrine is one of the most beautiful places in the world, with the Lodge, the Shrine Chapel, The Little Flower Cabin, and the Jubilee Cabin, it is a wonderful place for a retreat, a family reunion, weekly Mass during the summer months, fishing off the rocks, whale watching, or just sitting quietly, soaking up the beauty!
The view from the Columbarium
Rock cairns on the beach
Cairns with mountains in the background
The Shrine Columbarium - a beautiful final resting place
Charles prepares to proclaim the Gospel at Mass
Fr. Pat, Fr. Pat (we have two!) and Fr. Jean Paulin concelebrated
The Labyrinth at the Shrine. The Labyrinth is the same pattern as the one at Chartes Cathedral. The labyrinth was a way for poor pilgrims who couldn't travel to the Holy Land to participate in a pilgrimage. By walking the labyrinth and praying, they were able to join with other pilgrims on their journey. Our Labyrinth is formed with local rocks and plants, rather than the stone of a cathedral floor.
What a beautiful place!
Come and visit, and I'll give you a personal tour!