...to the Our Lady of Victories web site. It is the joy and privilege of the Marist Fathers to serve you on the Internet. As you can see in the photos, our Shrine, completed in 1891, is very beautiful. It is conveniently nestled between the Back Bay, South End and Bay Village neighborhoods of Boston and only about a five minute walk from the Back Bay train station and eight minutes from the south east corner of the Boston Common.
The Shrine is named for Our Blessed Mother, Mary, who leads us to Jesus and VICTORY over the struggles, hurts, addictions, sufferings, sicknesses and sins of life. The statue of Our Lady of Victories shows Mary holding her son on the globe of the world. Jesus wears the crown of Victory through his death on the cross. Mary wears a crown of Victory because she was the first to believe when the angel appeared to her at the Incarnation. She stood in silent belief at the foot of the cross and then saw the victory of her Son in the Resurrection and Ascension.
It is our hope that this Shrine will be a place of destination and pilgrimage when you are in Boston. Come and pray here and allow Mary to gently lead you to the open arms of her Son. We priests of the Society of Mary will happily pray and celebrate with you the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick.
If you are not able to come to Boston and would like special prayers or advice, you can contact us through the email or phone number listed on the web page. You can have Masses offered for your intentions throughout the year.
May Mary watch over you and lead you to the Victory of peace in mind and heart which only Her Son, Jesus, can bring.
Sincerely in the love of Jesus and Mary,
The Parish Team