Be a part of an effort to raise $100,000,000 to build The Holy Protection of the Mother of God National Shrine.
Be a part of our effort to raise $100,000,000 to build The Holy Protection of the Mother of God National Shrine.
This will be a heavenly appeal-in-stone to the LORD and His Holy Mother's intercession for the protection of life in our culture. It will be a national shrine built in sacred Byzantine style as a prayerful convergence of Eastern and Western Christian traditions. We intend to build a 1000-year church of timeless beauty for generations to come as a holy site of pilgrimage and renewal for a culture of life.
Think of the miracles connected to the great Marian shrines around the world. We need a sacred place in the U.S. for fervent prayer to Mary, who protects the vulnerable in our culture of death. No nation can abort over 65 million innocent children and escape divine chastisement. We seek to make a monumental offering as a visible sign of our contrition as a nation for the sins of our fathers, to avert the hand of God and heal hearts.
Throughout Christianity's two millennia, the LORD has given His Holy Mother to assist His people in prevailing against the threats of their age.
Be it Constantinople, Lepanto, Guadalupe, Fatima, or any of the other innumerable examples, the Theotokos has been a harbinger of goodness and a protection of the vulnerable throughout Christian civilization.
And so now it is our turn: faced with the seeming impenetrable darkness of the culture of death, we turn to the 'woman clothed with the sun' (Rev. 12:1) for the triumph of life and the renewal of our culture.
In the Catholic tradition, Mary is known for her intercession on behalf of the vulnerable.
Mary’s formal title as “Holy Protection” originates in the Byzantine tradition when she miraculously appeared in 10th century Constantinople as the besieged city petitioned her assistance. In answer to their prayers, the Theotokos appeared over one of Constantinople's prominent churches, held out her veil and draped it above the city as her sign of protection. Not only was Constantinople spared, but the invading pagan hoard would soon convert to Christianity only decades later. Again in 1675, she appeared over a Ukrainian monastery during a Turkish siege, holding out her veil in the same manner.
We, too, ask for her continued intercession and protection today as we strive not against Turkish arrows but against the demonic assaults on our children in the culture of death. Claim your place in this epochal battle between good and evil: Contribute from your storehouse to the creation of a national rally point for God and family. Yesterday, Moses built a banner altar (Exodus 17). Today, won't you join us in doing the same?
Every day thousands of people will see the Shrine as they fly in or out of the Pittsburgh International Airport, or drive on the I-376 parkway.
Why this location? Because 57% of Americans can drive to Pittsburgh in one day; no other metropolitan area offers that degree of accessibility.
The Shrine's proximity to the Pittsburgh airport will help enable it to become a national Marian pilgrimage site.
This bold project has already gained support. The foundation, in conjunction with world-renowned liturgical architects, McCrery Architects of Washington, DC, and LGA Partners of Pittsburgh, PA, and world-class builders, Mosites Construction Company of Pittsburgh, PA, are all working to make this shrine and apostolate a reality.
We need your prayers and financial support to ensure the shrine will open by 2028.
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Holy Protection Shrine
P.O. Box 761