This is a growing resource that includes Catholic sites with historical and spiritual significance. Please comment below if you have a suggestion for a place to be included on this list! Perhaps you’re lucky to have one in your own town that you’d like to share!


Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville


The 21 California Missions in order from south to north along The Camino Real (“The King’s Road” that connects the 21 missions).  

San Diego de Alcala   

  • Active parish, Mass and reconciliation, visitor center, gift shop, guided tours (book in advance, fee)

San Luis Rey de Francia     

  • Active parish, Mass, spiritual retreat center, museum with self guided tour and entry fee, gift shop

San Juan Capistrano

San Gabriel Arcangel

San Fernando Rey de Espana

San Buenaventura 

Santa Barbara

Santa Ines Virgen y Martir

La Purisima Concepcion

San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

San Miguel Arcangel

San Antonio de Padua

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo

  • Shrine of Saint Junipero Serra

San Juan Bautista

Santa Cruz

Santa Clara de Asis

San Jose

San Francisco de Asis

San Rafael Arcangel

San Francisco Solano

  • Part of the Solano State Historic Park, no longer a property belonging to the Catholic Church


Mother Cabrini Shrine, Golden


The Shrine of Lourdes, Litchfield


Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, & Mission Nombre de Dios, St. Augustine

Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, St. Augustine


Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Flannery O’Conner’s childhood home, Savannah

Andalusia, Flannery O’Conner’s home, Milledgeville


Old Mission State Park, Couer d’Alene


Archbishop Fulton Sheen Museum, Peoria

The National Shrine of St. Maximillian Kolbe, Libertyville 


Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend


Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore

  • America’s first cathedral

St. Mary’s Spiritual Center & Mother Seton House, Baltimore

National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg


Solanus Casey Center, Detroit

New Jersey

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark

New Mexico

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Santa Fe

New York

Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, Auriesville

  • birthplace of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha


National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey


National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow, the Grotto, Portland, OR

Mount Angel Abbey, Mt. Angel


Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel, Philadelphia

Shrine of Saint John Neumann, Philadelphia


The Texas Missions – more information coming soon…

Corpus Christi de la Ysleta, El Paso

Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion de Los Piros de Socorro del Sur, Socorro

San Francisco de los Tejas, Weches

Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna, San Antonio

San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo), San Antonio

San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio

Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, Goliad

San Francisco de la Espada, San Antonio

San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio


Basilica of St. Mary, Alexandria

Washington, D.C.

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception


Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse

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