La Salette shrine
Our Lady of la Salette shrine, know for their Christmas Festival of Light. They offer many opportunities to come closer to God through different ministries. Daily Mass, daily reconciliation, programs, events, ethnic pilgrimages and the peaceful and prayerful atmosphere of grounds themselves.
Christmas Festival of Light
Best known for our Christmas Festival of Lights. Dating back to 1953 on opening day with a simple but beautiful outdoor manger, this festival has grown into a spectacular display of more than 300,000 lights. Inspiring displays, concerts and other events during the Christmas Season.
It has been a Christmas tradition for thousands of families for well over half a century!
Our Lady of La Salette story
The Blessed Mother appeared to two shepherd children at La Salette. A small hamlet in the French Alps. Through the children she gave her message of “Reconciliation” to the world.
She insisted that this message be made known to all her people. Consequently in 1852 the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette were founded. To serve as a “perpetual remembrance of Mary’s merciful Apparition.” In 1892 two La Salette Missionaries arrived to explore possible settlement in the New World and ultimately settled in Hartford, Connecticut. Since then the United States presence has grown nationwide.
In 1942 the La Salette Missionaries bought the Attleboro, Massachusetts property as a major seminary and announced in 1952 the construction of the Shrine.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1953, marked the official opening of the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro.
From this beginning to today they have united their gifts and talents with those of the laity. Looking to Mary as their model, they discern new opportunities to make known Her message of hope and reconciliation.
Christmas Festival of Light
Best known for our Christmas Festival of Lights. Dating back to 1953 on opening day with a simple but beautiful outdoor manger, this festival has grown into a spectacular display of more than 300,000 lights, inspiring displays, concerts and other events during the Christmas Season. It has been a Christmas tradition for thousands of families for well over half a century!
FROM 95 (N & S):
Take Exit 3 (Rte 123 E) through 5 lights to the center of Attleboro (follow sign saying 123 East—118 South—Norton—Brockton).
This is Park St. Follow Park St. under the bridge staying in the right lane. At lights, follow 118 South (toward Rehoboth) for 1.5 miles driving by Bliss Bros. Restaurant and Hope Gardens on your right; watch for shrine entrance on right.
At the northern end of the road, take 95 South to Exit 3 (Rte. 123 E) and follow the above directions for 95.
Take Exit 10 (Rte. 123 W); turn towards Norton/Attleboro; follow Rte. 123 W approx. 5 miles to a set of lights with a Honey Dew Donuts on the left; turn left at the lights onto Forest St.; follow Forest St. until it ends at Park St. (Rte. 118 S); turn left onto Park Street (one way); drive 1.5 miles passing Bliss Bros. Restaurant and Hope Gardens; watch for shrine entrance on right.
- Weekdays 12:10 p.m & 6:30 p.m
- Saturdays 4:30 p.m
- Sundays 12:10 p.m
- Saturday & Sunday: 1:00-4:00 p.m
- Monday – Friday: 1:00-2:00 p.m
- Wednesday: 5:00-6:00 p.m
- Saturday – 1:00 – 4:00pm
- First Fridays – 1:00pm – 6:00pm