Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Lewiston, New York: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Time to cross the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine off the list, having paid a short, nice visit the other day.
The centerpiece is a Basilica with a dome on top. When inside, the roof looks like the Northern Hemisphere.
For those who want to climb 63 steps, visitors can reach the top of the Basilica. There's a large statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and the views of the well-landscaped grounds and the countryside are quite nice (see right). About 130 statues of saints have been placed in the area leading up the entrance to the Basilica. There's also a nice pond with a waterfall nearby, which seems like a good spot for a quiet moment.
The Shrine has been open since 1954. There is a store and a cafeteria; the latter is only open at certain times. This all is located in Lewiston, although it has a Youngstown mailing address. Check the website for directions if you so inclined to pay a visit.
Guess it's time to find the next unexplored attraction in my area now.
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