#17/52: Holy Family Shrine

The Holy Family Shrine can be seen as people travel on I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska, although many do not know what they are seeing. It sits high on a hill and for those who take the time to venture off the beaten path.

Holy Family Shrine in Gretna Nebraska

Holy Family Shrine in Gretna Nebraska

It is very peaceful to walk through the gardens and reflect in the chapel.  It is rumored that the Thorncrown Chapel in the Ozarks was the inspiration, but this I do not know for sure. It has become a popular location for photography and the view from the top of the hill is breath taking.

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Holy Family Shrine, Gretna Nebraska

Holy Family Shrine, Gretna Nebraska

 

Directions to Holy Family Shrine in Nebraska

Take Exit 432 off I-80, turn south towards the Flying J truck stop and go almost 1.5 miles on Hwy 31. There will be a sign on your right hand side onto Pflug Road (it is gravel) proceed west one mile. Hours are Mon-Sat 10-5 pm and Sunday 12-5pm. There is a parking lot outside the gate and you can walk on the hiking trail after hours.

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Information About the Holy Family Shrine in Nebraska

Holy Family Shrine still a beautiful traveler’s rest

The Holy Family Shrine is the result of a vision from a priest in the early 1990s that brought together four individuals who previous to the shrine’s inception, didn’t know each other. What they shared is a belief that it was God’s will to be involved
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Holy Family Shrine by BCDM Architects » CONTEMPORIST

BCDM Architects designed the Holy Family Shrine in Gretna, Nebraska. . Description from the architects: Through a unique and divine series of events, a group of people with diverse backgrounds discovered each other and …

12 thoughts on “#17/52: Holy Family Shrine

  1. Wonderful images. I particularly love the second shot. The composition is excellent and the shadows made by the pews create such interesting lines they compliment the lines of the building itself.

  2. I will tuck this little nugget away in case my family ever takes a vacation in Nebraska. (We choose the states we visit by pulling them out of a hat, so you never know!)

    1. There is actually a lot to see in Nebraska, especially if you like zoo’s, the Omaha Henry Doorly is amazing. If you come this way let me know and I’ll show you around.

  3. Wow! Wish I hadn’t missed this. Of course it was pitch dark when I left Omaha on that road trip, and I was way past Lincoln by the time the sun came up. Beautiful chaple!

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