Good Counsel Homes
Shrines and Holy Places
In municipality order
Mossyrock Cross & Chapel Shrine
In The Catholic Pacific Northwest
Telephone: (360) 983-3783.
Shrine of Divine Mercy
The Cross Of Christ At The Shrine of Divine Mercy:
Visit the Cross of Christ and Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Mossyrock, Washington. A path goes to the top of the hill with permanent Stations of the Cross along the way. On special occasions Holy Mass is held at the foot of the cross to celebrate "The Triumph of the Cross" with The Sister Missionaries of the Fatima Rosary, who are stationed in Centralia, Washington.
A "Hill of Crosses"
(planned or under development)
Establish at the "Cross of Christ," the "Shrine of Divine Mercy," "Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel" in Mossyrock, a "Hill of Crosses" similar to the one at Siauliai, Lithuania. Select another hill nearby the "Cross of Christ" and place 12 modestly large crosses on it, arranged around a central shrine niche holding a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and an icon of Saint Michael the Archangel. This special hill area need then be dedicated as a "memorial shrine" to the lives of those babies of the Pacific Northwest, Washington, Oregon, and western Idaho, who have been lost through abortion, and in grave recognition of the national holocaust of 40,000,000+ babies lives, destroyed in the United States. Then, as with the "Hill of Crosses" in Lithuania, invite all persons wanting to do so, to bring a cross and place it in this memorial site.
This memorial should also be dedicated to those babies lost who would have been the Region's religious, the priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, bishops, who are so gravely and greatly missed in this day of need for Church vocations. These souls of our young martyred should be consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and entrusted to the heavenly care of Our Lady of Guadalupe (of the Hill of Tepeyac), Intercessor of the Unborn, and of Saint Michael the Archangel (of San Bernabe, Capula).
The Mossyrock "Hill of Crosses" will become a destination point for thousands of persons per year who come to visit and give honor to these our martyred, and who come to place their cross in this special area of rememberance. It will become that place for remembrance of these tiny babies who are now, along with our Saints, in God's Paradise gazing lovingly upon the Face of The Lord Our God. These babies who were sacrificed on "the altar to freedom of personal choice" will become the catalyst that brings forth the future Catholic-Christian Pacific Northwest, a Land guided through a divinely moral people.
Source: the Mossyrock web site
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine
St. George Byzantine Catholic Church
9730 Yelm Highway
Olympia, WA 98513
The icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is perhaps the oldest actual icon of the Blessed Virgin. According to tradition, St. Luke painted an icon of Our Lady while she was still living in Jerusalem. When she saw the beautiful icon of herself holding the Child Jesus in her arms, she blessed both the artist and his work proclaiming, "My grace will accompany this icon."
The shrine is behind St. George Byzantine Catholic Church
"The church is in full communion with the Roman Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI, and invites all Catholics to come to share the Light of the East! Visitors to weekend or daily Divine Liturgies (Masses), services, and devotions are always welcome."
There are annual pilgrimages to the shrine.
Saint James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
"On November 12, 1905, almost exactly one year after the parish was founded, Bishop O'Dea lays the cornerstone of the Cathedral. "New Catholic Cathedral at Corner of Ninth Avenue and Marion to Be Given to World This Afternoon," the local paper reported. A significant amount of work has already been done, and the towers have begun to rise on the west end of the building. Gathered with priests and visiting prelates and an assembly of thousands, Bishop O'Dea seals the stone with a silver trowel. In it, he places a lead container with photos of the earlier cathedrals (there were two of them!), names of the priests of the diocese, copies of the newspapers of the day, coins, medals, and other souvenirs. Longtime parishioner Frances Kelly writes: "My aunt, Alice Fairbairn, was a student at St. Rose's Academy in 1905. The Academy was located on Broadway near E. Madison St. and staffed by the Holy Names Sisters. A group of the students, including my Aunt Alice, played the violin at the groundbreaking ceremony for St. James Cathedral in 1905. The historic significance of this occasion was important to my aunt, as we heard her mention it many times in her later years. She was about age 14 at the time of the ceremony, and lived to be 100."
On November 24, 1932, Thanksgiving Day, Bishop Edward J. O'Dea celebrates his Golden Jubilee with thousands of the faithful he has served for fifty years of priesthood. Just one month later, on Christmas Day, Bishop O'Dea dies. He has built dozens and dozens of hospitals, orphanages, schools, and churches, and has led the diocese through a time of tremendous growth.
In honor of the Centennial of the Diocese of Seattle, the Cathedral undergoes a major renovation, and is redecorated inside and out. Major changes include the addition of statues and a new window on the west fašade, and a total transformation of the interior. "Cathedral redecorated for Jubilee is Triumph of Breath-Taking Beauty," the Catholic Northwest Progress reports on Friday, September 8. The first Mass in the new Cathedral is celebrated for the children of the Cathedral School on Wednesday, September 13, 1950.
Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral
1023 W Riverside Avenue
Spokane, WA 99210-1453
Our Lady of Lourdes is a beautiful Gothic Cathedral erected in 1902.
(If you have the history of this cathadral, please email it to us)