The Shrine and the grounds around it have become a destination to many who come to spend time in the peaceful presence that you find walking the rosary walk, or following the stations, or praying in front of the passionist cemetery that is guarded by a beautiful statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Others like walking among the giant beech trees or among the tall pines that separate you from the busy Boston street in a park-like environment. Many neighbors describe their visit as a transition from streetscape into an oasis of peace with garden-like scenery which has a healing effect.
The shrine is opened daily from dawn until dusk and among likely visitors you might find a nurse or doctor from the nearby St. Elizabeth’s hospital spending part of their lunchtime just to sit and pray. There are still many more who come to pay a visit before or after work.
If you happen to be around on the weekends, every Sunday at 3 pm in the shrine a number of guest gather to recite the “
Rosary for Peace” not only praying for peace in the world, but also for the many request that people send into the shrine as prayer petitions, asking the prayers of loved ones or friends. All are welcomed.