and our Seminaries
Shrines and Holy Places
Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette
P.O. Box 420
410 NH Roure 4A
Enfield, NH 03748
Web: La Salette of Enfield
The shrine is located on a hill overlooking Lake Mascoma.
Early settlers to the area called this patch of heaven "Chosen Vale". Mascoma's blue waters mirror the birch, pine, and maple that populate the surrounding hills and mountains and give this valley a unique beauty the year 'round.
Besides the chapel, pilgrims may meditate at the facsimile of the Apparition, the Rosary Walk, the Peace Walk, Mary's Garden, or anywhere on the Shrine's thirth acre property.
Mary Keane Chapel
at the Shaker Museum
447 NH Route 4A
Enfield, NH 03748
Web: Mary Keane Chapel
Note: This church was decommissioned.
Across the street from the shrine is the Mary Keane Chapel that is now part of the Shaker Museum.
A Shaker community was founded there in 1793. It flourished and at is peak it was home to three "Families". The village did not do well in the 20th century and was sold to the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette in 1927. They established a seminary and high school. In 1985 the community, including the church was sold to a group of private investors.
The church was built by the Missionaries in 1930. It was designed by Donat R. Baribault of Springfield, Massachusetts and has beautiful altars and stained glass windows.
The church is now decommissioned but it is open to the public and well worth a visit.
Saint Benedict Center
95 Fay Martin Road
Richmond, N.H. 03470
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM EST
The original Saint Benedict Center was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and flourished in the 1940s and 50s. The founders relocated to Harvard (Still River) Massachusetts in 1958. In 1988, Brother Francis, Sister Marie Louise, and a handful of other religious moved from Bolton, Massachusetts to found Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire. The Center in Richmond is made up of a monastery of men, and convent of women, a school, and a chapel where the traditional rites of the Church are offered. It serves as the religious and cultural center of a Catholic community in the area.
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