Fresno, California: Shrine of Saint Therese
About the Shrine of Saint Therese:
Located inside the Church of the same name, the shrine is beautiful, with many types and colors of marble, all of which was shipped in from Italy in huge blocks. It was then transformed into such things as the altar rail, three-foot high angels and the altar itself.
In the Shrine the altar is decorated with a carving, which depicts two peacocks drinking from a chalice. That design is based on two beliefs: one pagan and one Christian. The ancient pagans believed that peacocks were immortal. Since we, as Catholics, believe that sharing the Eucharist is a promise of immortality, the peacocks, in the Christian eyes, become a sign of the faithful sharing the cup of salvation.
Traveling to the Shrine of Saint Therese in Fresno:
Address: 1410 N Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
GPS coordinates: 36° 45′ 41.6484” N, 119° 48′ 2.2392” W
Tel: +1 (559) 268-6388
Click here for the official website of the Shrine of St. Therese in Fresno
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