Since 2003, the Year of the Rosary, there has been a movement to establish a Shrine to Our Lady of the Rosary in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The effort received the approval of Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis, and Archbishop Robert Carlson. The shrine project was initiated by the St. Louis Division of the world Apostolate of Fatima, but is now a separate entity registered with the Missouri secretary of State's office. After considering numerous sites over an 11 year period, the Shrine to Our Lady of the Rosary was inaugurated on October 13, 2014 by Bishop emeritus Robert J. Hermann in the Bonne Terre area of Saint Francois County in southeastern Missouri.
The Shrine is housed in a temporary structure until a permanent chapel can be built. Inside the building are beautiful stained glass windows, life-size statues and a magnificent painting of Our Lady of the Rosary. Parishes can borrow the painting as a means to inspire greater devotion to the praying of the Rosary. the Shrine will be a place to pray for peace in families and for peace in the world. At this shrine, pilgrims may follow the inspiration of St. Poe John Paul II who said: "The Rosary prayer embraces the problems of the Church, the See of Peter, the problems of the whole world. in it we remember sinners and the Souls in Purgatory." You can become one of the valorous spiritual warriors who will take their positions on their knees, with Rosary in hand, to pray for the needs of the whole world at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary.
The shrine is located sixty-five miles south of Saint Louis, Missouri, in Saint Francois County, near Bonne Terre, Missouri. A building has been built near the temporary structure to host days of recollections and activities.
The chapel is located at 7762 Richardson Road, Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628.