General History

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The Shrine is under the care of the monks of the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit (the Pauline Fathers).

The Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians at Marian Valley, Canungra, was opened and blessed on 10 December 1995 by Bishop Eugene Cuskelly, MSC, D.D. (Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane Archdiocese).

Marian Valley is a sacred place. It has been established to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord.

The Monastic Order was founded in 1215 in Hungary by Blessed Eusebius under the patronage of St. Paul the Hermit, who had lived a solitary life in Egypt some 870 years earlier.