Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Basilica Shrine of the Miraculous Medal
About the Basilica Shrine of the Miraculous Medal:
One of the most popular Catholic devotions is to the Miraculous Medal as dictated to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris. For those who have the opportunity to visit Paris, we encourage you to visit the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal as your number one stop; however, for those living in the U.S. you have the opportunity to visit this shrine in the city of Philadelphia.
Founded by Saint Vincent de Paul, the Vincentians have been in the United States since 1818 and the Eastern province was established in 1888. The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal was established in 1915 with the intent to spread devotion to Mary under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. In December 2022, Pope Francis decreed that shrine be designated as a Minor Basilica and the name changed to The Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. It is just the second Minor Basilica in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the 92nd in the United States.
On their website you can read more about becoming a Basilica….quite interesting reading.
About the Basilica Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia:
There are daily Masses and devotions, and on Mondays there is a Novena service consisting of the Novena prayers, a homily and Benediction. If you become a member of their Apostolate you will have your prayer intentions mentioned in 2500 Masses per year plus other spiritual benefits.
Pilgrims, both individually and in groups, are welcome. The Shrine consists of the Chapel, a museum with over 500 pieces of Marian art (appointments required), and a gift shop.
Traveling to the Basilica Shrine of the Miraculous in Philadelphia:
The Shrine is located in Northwest Philadelphia (Germantown)
Address: 500 East Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19144
GPS coordinates: 40° 2′ 31.4016” N, 75° 10′ 2.0532” W
Tel: +1 (215) 848-1010
e-mail: use the contact form on their website
Click here for the official website of the Basilica Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia.
Be sure to watch the video on the home page, we think you will find it very educational.
Information for this page courtesy of the Basilica Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia