“Come Take the Journey”
The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is an interactive half-mile winding Prayer Trail that depicts the last days of Jesus Christ’s life, beginning with the Last Supper and Garden of Gethsemane.
Forty life-size bronze sculptures in a tranquil setting, complete with beautiful music and amazingly sculptured gardens allow visitors to experience the story of the crucifixion and resurrection as never before! Chicago broadcaster Bill Kurtis narrates the audio recordings that you hear at listening stations along the path.
There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine is solely supported by donations and sales from The Gift Shoppe.
The Gift Shoppe at The Shrine of Christ’s Passion
Our exquisite one of a kind 6,000 sq. ft. show room is brimming with beautiful displays of unique and exciting gift ideas. In our vast selection you are sure to find that perfect gift for any occasion. Every item has been personally selected! This is truly an extraordinary retail experience that offers items to fit every budget. Because of the exceptional shopping experience The Gift Shoppe at The Shrine of Christ’s Passion has become a destination store. Along with our beautifully inspiring religious items we also offer our guests an array of distinctive gifts, a gallery filled with incredible artwork, fine jewelry, accessories, and gifts for all occasions all set in a spacious, relaxing and exquisite atmosphere.
The moment our guests walk through our doors they experience that “wow” effect. A magnificent winding staircase (lift also available) leads to our mezzanine level where it is Christmas year round. The area is filled with beautiful Christmas collectables including an amazing display of nativity sets by Fontaninni. Roman columns and arches accent the showroom which boasts two fireplaces, hand-painted murals on the ceilings, an art gallery and a beautiful library complete with comfortable leather chairs that beckon our guests to sit down, relax and check out our large selection of inspirational books. The exciting design of the store, the inspirational music playing softly and our peaceful atmosphere all add up to an incredible experience. No matter the occasion, you will find the perfect gift for that very special person, a gift with meaning that is sure to touch their heart. While you’re here, take a break in our comfortable Café and relax with a cup of coffee, sip a soft drink or a bottle of water and enjoy a snack.
The Sanctity of Life Shrine
Dedicated to the Sanctity of Life
In Loving Memory of the Innocent Victims of Abortion
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Jeremiah 1.15
Here in a beautiful, multimedia memorial garden you find a life-size bronze sculpture of our Lord in agony over the death of an unborn child. Tears run down His tortured face as He holds an unborn baby in His hands. The very moving Word of God from Scripture speaks for Him as He warns the world about the danger of choosing evil over good! Man is reminded that before we are born He knew us, He formed us and He loves each and every one of us.