Monte Cassino Shrine
Open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time during daylight savings time, and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time outside daylight savings time.
The small chapel of Monte Cassino is located on a hill near the Archabbey. Surrounded by trees and panoramic views of the Anderson Valley, the shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary is a testament to the age-old tradition of seeking God.
The history of Monte Cassino Shrine tells how a novena to Our Lady of Monte Cassino is credited for saving the village of St. Meinrad from a smallpox epidemic in 1871. The faith that God's people placed in the intercession of Mary more than 140 years ago has not waned. Since the chapel's dedication in 1870, thousands of people have visited the sandstone chapel to offer their prayers and petitions.
Besides personal pilgrimages to the shrine, public pilgrimages are held each Sunday during May and October. In addition, a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey presides at Mass in the chapel each Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time.
To visit the shrine, follow Indiana 62 east from Saint Meinrad Archabbey (located in St. Meinrad, IN) for about a mile. A sign on the left marks the entrance to the shrine.