It was disturbing to discover the shrine and the grounds to be so unkept. There is no charge to visit, but the shrine is in dire need of funding to bring it up to the standard we expected.
Went here for mass and the shrine looked altogether unkept. Bagged garbage along side the cafeteria, dirty floors in the shrine, terrible acoustics for mass, grounds unkept. Not a great experience and we didn't linger. Read about renovations but didn't see any evidence other than soliciting funds.
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine is beautiful and some what breath-taking from the top of the dome. There is a main shrine and two smaller chapels where you can light candles and say prayers. The store has reasonable religious items. I am not sure if all the items are blessed though. That you must ask when you purchase those items.... 更多
This is a beautiful location to visit if you want to feel close to God. Not only is there the magnificent basilica, but the grounds are lovely to walk--saints statues that form a rosary and a large pond. Very peaceful. There is even a large gift store and a cafeteria serving meals.
Take a walk around the grounds, breath deep and let go of the tensions. You do not have to be religious to take advantage of the spirituality, that this special place exudes. Go inside and reflect on yourself-enjoy.
While we enjoyed our visit, I was disappointed in the state of repairs needed to bring the shrine to it's glory. Take advantage of the two daily masses Monday-Saturday at 11:30 and 4:00. The grounds are beautiful and there are many pathways where you can view the statues of the Saints. They have an enormous gift shop. Visit before the... 更多