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Inside the Black Madonna Chapel during Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Jesus is the most important person here in Marian Valley. He is the source of grace, and prayers, praise, and adoration lead to Him.

Marian Valley is a sacred place. The Pauline Fathers established the Shrine to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Pilgrims come to the Shrine for Holy Mass, for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, to be a part of Eucharistic Adoration, to join in Eucharistic Processions, the Rosary, devotions, reflection, retreats – indeed, everything that leads to spiritual renewal and conversion.

Each year thousands of pilgrims visit the Shrine. Our Lady invites all to pray and helps us to bring Christ to our world as she did.

The Shrine was opened and blessed on the 10th of December 1995 by Bishop Eugene Cuskelly, MSC (Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane Archdiocese) and is under the care of the monks of the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit (the Pauline Fathers).

At Marian Valley, we observe many Feast days in honour of Our Lord and the Blessed Mother. In addition, various ethnic communities celebrate their annual pilgrimage days with their religious and cultural traditions.

The Blank Madonna Chapel

Black Madonna Icon in the Shrine Chapel
Black Madonna Icon in the Shrine Chapel

The Blank Madonna Chapel is the main chapel at the Shrine, where a true copy of the miraculous Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (Poland) is venerated.

The Pauline Fathers, the custodians of Marian Valley, have also had the original of the Black Madonna in their care since 1382 and bring a copy of her where ever they go.

Retreat Center with Adoration Chapel

The Shrine has a Retreat Center as a place to experience solitude, prayer and spiritual renewal.

Self-contained accommodation is available for small groups, couples, families and individuals.

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament is Monday through Friday.

We pray here, especially for peace in the world, our beloved country Australia, the Church, Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life, our Archdiocese, the Pauline Fathers’ ministry at the Shrine, and for the intentions of every pilgrim.

Stations of the Cross

The magnificent life-sized Stations of the Cross enrich the natural beauty of Marian Valley, opening our hearts to even greater gifts of God’s grace in our daily lives.

Chapels and Shrines throughout Marian Valley

More than forty beautiful chapels throughout Marian Valley were donated by generous benefactors, including different ethnic communities. Many of them were assisted in the construction by Marian Valley volunteers. All who contributed to the building of these chapels gave witness to their faith, devotion and love of God and Our Lady.