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      St. Gianna with her children
      St. Patrick Church
      The shrine is located adjacent to St. Patrick Church in Yorkville, Illinois
      St. Gianna
      St. Gianna with her little one
      Statue of St. Gianna
      This is a detail of the statue of St. Gianna and her children.
      The Shrine and surrounding grounds
      The shrine plan with statue, brick paths and lush landscaping.
      Our Sculpture in Progress
      Artist Achim Klaas works on the statues for the shrine.
      St. Gianna Shrine Prolife Dinner
      Fr. Matt and Keynote Speaker Drew Mariani of Relevant Radio
      St. Gianna Shrine Prolife Dinner
      Guests enjoy dinner at the shrine fundraiser
      St. Gianna Shrine Prolife Dinner
      Chef Steve prepares dessert for the fundraising dinner
      St. Gianna Shrine Fundraising Dinner
      Artist Achim Klaas auctions a print of the shrine
      St. Gianna at Christmas time
      Artist's rendering of completed shrine
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      You can purchase a brick to be laid along the pathway of the shrine by clicking on the Memorial tab above or make a donation by clicking below.

       

      St. Gianna Shrine 
      Limited Time Offer
       
      Purchase an 8 X 8 Brick with Graphic ($500) or a Perpetual Care Plaque ($1000)
      And receive:
      Limited Print Edition of the detailed sketch of the St. Gianna Molla sculpture drawn by the sculptor, Achim Klass.   Only 500 copies available!  Each one is signed and numbered by Achim.  These are framed in metal and matted with the finished size approximately 9"x12"x1".

       



       
      You may also purchase a copy of this print for $100 by calling the office directly at (630) 553-6671. 





      Your donations are tax deductible to the full amount allowable by law.
      Thank You!
    • Join us in prayer for the intersession of St. Gianna
      I have not the courage to force myself to seek beautiful prayers in books; not knowing which to choose I act as children do who cannot read; I say quite simply to the good God what I want to tell Him, and He always understands me.
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      ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux
       
       
       
      Please join us every Friday at 4:00 p.m. in the church to pray for the Saint Gianna shrine and all of it's related projects. God, being the perfect planner and having the perfect vision for this project, will help guide it to completion. Please prayerfully consider joining us to pray a rosary and novena for the powerful intercession of Saint Gianna. She has already blessed our parish and our lives in many ways! Come and pray that God's will be done as we honor this heroic wife, mother and doctor.
    • St. Patrick Parish


      Welcome to the St. Gianna Shrine website.  This pro-life shrine is intended to be a place of solace and healing for anyone who suffers from the loss of a child, miscarriage or abortion. St. Gianna's life is an example of heroic love and a model for contemporary families.

      Her example of how to live out her faith as wife, mother and doctor in the modern world gives strength and peace to all who contemplate her life.

      The Shrine is located on the campus of St. Patrick Parish, 406 Walnut Street in Yorkville, Illinois. Click on  http://www.stpatrickyorkville.org  to view the parish website, for information about the Mass schedule or to visit our Chapel of Perpetual Adoration.
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      • May 4, 2014
        12:00 PM
        Official Blessing of the St. Gianna Molla Shrine by Bishop Joseph M. Siegel, State Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus. Join us as the Bishop celebrates the 10:30 Mass here at St. Patrick, followed by a blessing of the shrine at Noon. A reception will follow in the Parish Center.