Stony Point, New York: Marian Shrine - Towering Rosary Madonna Team Field Report

Marian Shrine

174 Filors Lane, Stony Point, NY
Marian Shrine. Palisades Parkway to Exit 14 (Willow Grove Road/Letchworth Village). Head east on County Road 98/Willow Grove Rd. Follow signs 1.5 miles, to Marian Shrine entrance on right. Mary is far south of the entrance; drive as far as you can, then walk the rest of the way.
Grounds open M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Marian Shrine - Towering Rosary Madonna

48 feet tall, made of metal, she's the Holy Mother Church's rival to the Statue of Liberty. Report...

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Madonna statue.

Marian Shrine - Towering Rosary Madonna

We visited the Shrine today, and the light made the lovely statue seem kinda Grim Reaper-ish. We enjoyed our quiet, reflective time there by the fountain.

[Annie, 05/30/2022]
Marian Shrine - Don Bosco Retreat Center

Catholic shrine of immense proportions (gigantic statue of Mary). The site is maintained by the Salesians, and is an active retreat site and shrine (in other words, people are there for serious reasons, so be respectful). I think it is noteworthy here because the statue is truly mind-boggling, especially tucked away in this little suburban spot so close to New York City. Its presence seems improbable, which is much of its charm.

Also worth seeing is the reconstructed Don Bosco residence. I am not Catholic, or even Christian, but I passed the sign and knew I had to go see it. And I was not disappointed. It is viewable from the car if you drive in far enough.

[SL Goldstein, 08/01/2004]

There's a Muffler Man in the vicinity at a Boy Scout Camp.

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