Yankton, South Dakota: The House of Mary
About the Shrine of the House of Mary Shrine in Yankton:
There is an interesting history to this Shrine and how it came to be. A young couple, Ed and Jean English, purchased land on the lake here on which to build a home. Although they had originally thought to sell off some of the excess property, a priest told them to “save a portion for God”. This they did, and the result is a testament to their efforts and the many volunteers and generous donors.
As you enter the Shrine, you will see a series of 9 pillars, depicting Mary’s life and apparitions and a statue of Mary. These were given by Larry and Irene Hames in thanks for Irene’s healing.
There is also a Chapel, a Rosary Pond, statue of the Pieta and much more to be seen here. Across the road, you will find a gift shop (open from May through October, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
They have Masses on Sat. at 9:00 with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary at 8:30. There is a Patriotic Rosary on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. They previously had Masses on Mondays in the summer, offered by a retired priest. They are not sure about the future, so check their website for the latest information.
The Shrine is in a beautiful natural setting and guests are welcome to come and tour on their own. They offer guided tours if desired.
Traveling to the House of Mary Shrine in Yankton:
The shrine is located at Lewis & Clark Lake ( 6 miles west of Yankton on Highway 52 )
Address: 142 Drees Drive Yankton, SD 57078
GPS coordinates: 42° 52′ 10.8660” N, 97° 31′ 24.1968” W
Tel: +1 (605) 668-0121
Click here for the official website of The House of Mary Shrine in Yankton, South Dakota