Marian Valley Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians

 
The Main Chapel at Marian Valley which contains a true replica of the Icon of the Black Madonna.One of the life sized Stations of the Cross .The main Chapel of the Black Madonna filled with pilgrims.Fr. Albert leading devotions at the Fatima Grotto.The Pauline Fathers, who are the custodians of the shrine outside their Monastery.Pilgrims in Eucharistic procession to the Grotto of Our Lady of Fatima.Pilgrims begin the Stations of the Cross.The Bishop Mark Coleridge with the Pauline fathers inside the Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel

The Main Chapel at Marian Valley which contains a true replica of the Icon of the Black Madonna.

One of the life sized Stations of the Cross .

The main Chapel of the Black Madonna filled with pilgrims.

Fr. Albert leading devotions at the Fatima Grotto.

The Pauline Fathers, who are the custodians of the shrine outside their Monastery.

Pilgrims in Eucharistic procession to the Grotto of Our Lady of Fatima.

Pilgrims begin the Stations of the Cross.

The Bishop Mark Coleridge with the Pauline fathers inside the Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel

The Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians is situated at 2541 Beechmont Rd, 10km from Canungra and south of Brisbane in the Gold Coast Hinterland. As an Archdiocesan Shrine of Brisbane it is dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians, a title under which Mary is particularly honoured in Australia as its Patroness.

At Marian Valley there are many beautiful chapels, donated by generous benefactors including different ethnic communities. Many of them were assisted in the construction by Marian Valley volunteers. All who have contributed to the presence of these chapels give witness to their faith, devotion and love for God and for Our Lady.

The main Chapel is known as the Black Madonna Chapel. The Chapel seats approximately 500 pilgrims. It houses a true copy of the Miraculous Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa. There is a strong connection between the Pauline Fathers who are custodians of Marian Valley and the Blank Madonna, since they have also been custodians of the original Black Madonna icon for centuries.

One of the most beautiful and inspiring aspects of Marian Valley are the outdoor Stations of the Cross with their lifesize figures that move you to humility, devotion and prayer.

St Joseph's Hermitage Retreat Centre at the Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians provides an opportunity for extended solitude, prayer and spiritual renewal. Accommodation (self-contained) available for small groups, couples, families and individuals.

Throughout the year there is an active schedule of special feasts on the Calendar. Many ethnic groups make annual pilgrimages to Marian Valley, some of these coincide with celebrations throughout the liturgical year.

3D Interactive Tour

One generious volunteer took 3D pictures of the entire shrine and put them together as an interactive tour. It is a great way to get a virtual tour of Marian Valley and see everything that it has to offer.

For more videos see the Marian Valley YouTube Channel.

Also check out the map of the shrine.

To find out what is happening at the shrine see our Events and Times or read the Shrine Newsletter - Mary's Rose.

Mass Times
11:00 am Saturday and Sunday (10:40 am Rosary).
4:00 pm Sunday.
9:00 am Monday though Friday (8:40 am Rosary).
Confession before each Mass and at request.
Each Friday of the the Month
9:00 am Holy Mass followed by Litany of the Sacred Heart and Act of Consecration, Prayers for Holy Souls and Benediction (8:40 am Rosary).
7:00 pm 1st Friday of the month ONLY
First Saturday and 13th of each month Fatima Day
10:00 am Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, Rosary, Confession.
11:00 am Holy Mass and Angelus.
12 noon Lunch
1:00 pm Eucharistic Procession to the Grotto of Our Lady of Fatima (Rosary), Novena, Benediction and Blessing of the Sick.
Perpetual Adoration
10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday
  Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel.
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet.
3rd Sunday of the Month
11:00 am Holy Mass. Blessing of Families at conclusion of Mass.
4th Sunday of the Month Divine Mercy Sunday
11:00 am Holy Mass followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction.

For more Information see Events and Times.

The Shrine is Open to everybody

Retreat Centre
Available for up to 20 Retreatants.
Phone / Fax: 07 55 333 378
Email: marianretreat@bigpond.com

Pauline Fathers Monastery
PO Box 104, Canugra Qld 4275
GPS: 2541 Beechmond Road, Witheren via Cunungra QLD 4275
Phone: 07 5533 3617
Email: marianvalley@bigpond.com