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BLESSED STANLEY ROTHER SHRINE COMPLEX

$39.5 MILLION

To honor Oklahoma’s native son, the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will serve as his final resting place. The Shrine will include a 2,000-seat church, chapel for devotional prayer, religious education classrooms, and large indoor and outdoor ministry facilities.

Once constructed, the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will be the largest Catholic church in Oklahoma, allowing for large diocesan events such as ordinations, the Rite of Election, high school graduations, and other events!

The new facilities will also serve the growing Hispanic community. Masses at Sacred Heart, St. James the Greater, Little Flower and other nearby parishes serving the community are overflowing. Masses at the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will help alleviate this overcrowding and will be celebrated in both English and Spanish. Located near the crossroads of America, just south of l-40 and I-35, the shrine will serve as a strong, visible and welcoming presence of the Catholic Church in Oklahoma.

The campaign will add funds to the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma’s Blessed Stanley Rother Endowment Fund to provide ongoing support for the maintenance and operations of the Shrine and related ministries. Revenue generated from the endowment will supplement weekly offertory collections, gifts, and purchases by Shrine visitors.

The Shrine includes a 2,000 seat church and devotional chapel that will serve as the final resting place of Blessed Stanley Rother

A CHURCH FOR ALL

Standing as a beacon of faith and a visible sign of the Church’s presence in Oklahoma, the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine Complex will be a resource for the whole archdiocese. It will welcome people from across central and western Oklahoma as well as visitors and pilgrims from around the world.

FACADE VIEW

SOUTHEAST AERIAL VIEW

VIEW FROM I-35 DRIVING NORTH

The church at the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine is designed in the Spanish mission style, echoing Blessed Stanley’s church in Santiago Atitlán.

“The Church is a sign and instrument of the unity God intends for the human race. As such the Church is a people gathered together into the unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to share in the very holiness of God, who is love.”

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

MINISTRY BUILDING

In addition to the church, the Shrine complex will feature a two-story ministry building to respond to the religious education needs of the growing Catholic Community. This building will provide much-needed classroom and gathering space, administrative offices, and an event hall to host large archdiocesan gatherings, receptions, and retreats for pilgrims visiting the Shrine.

BLESSED STANLEY ROTHER MUSEUM AND PILGRIM CENTER

Above and beyond the archdiocesan campaign to build the Shrine church, chapel, and ministry facilities, we seek to build the Blessed Stanley Rother Museum and Pilgrim Center.  Located on the campus of the Shrine, the goal of the museum is to tell the story of Blessed Stanley Rother’s life of missionary discipleship.  The museum will serve as an archive for materials related to his life, martyrdom, and beatification.  Perhaps, one day, it also will contain information related to his canonization.

The Pilgrim Center will be the first arrival point upon reaching the Blessed Stanley Rother Shine and the pathway for pilgrims to reach the main church and chapel.  Inside the 6,000 square-foot facility, pilgrims will find an orientation room with a video documentary, and the museum will feature artifacts from every stage of his life.