Patroness of the Unborn
The centerpiece of the Shrine of the Holy Innocents is a life-size statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the unborn.
Our God is a God of Mercy who cares for our needs from the moment of conception. The Shrine of the Holy Innocents will honor the memory of the souls of all children whose lives have been lost, and it will provide a sacred place of prayer and healing for parents and others who have been touched by the loss of a child.
The Shrine is located in the lower level of the Mother of Mercy Outdoor Shrine. Memorials are currently available on candleholders and on glass tiles.
Memorialize a Child:
We will etch the name of a deceased child on a candle rack or on a glass tile.
Proclaim Respect for Life:
We will include your name or someone you honor on a plaque for "Protectors of the Sanctity of Life."
Spiritual Benefits: All children memorialized at the shrine and their families will be remembered daily in the Rosary for Life, in the Holy Mass, and during the Hour of Great Mercy at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy and in special Masses on December 12 (the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe), December 28 (the Feast of the Holy Innocents), and on the third Saturday in July.