Our Lady of Ludźmierz

Our Sanctuary also bears the honorable name of "American Ludźmierz." Ludźmierz is a small mountain town in Poland where the Shrine of Queen of Podhale, dating back to the 13th century, is located.


Inside the church, you can find the miraculous figure of Our Lady of Ludźmierz which St. John Paul II solemnly blessed in Wadowice, Poland on August 14, 1991. He designated it for devotion to the Virgin Mary under this title here at our shrine in Munster. Since 1991 pilgrims in great numbers, especially Polish Highlanders, have been coming here, inspired by the saintly Pope’s words when he blessed the statue: “May the Queen of the Highlanders be that same Queen for you in America as she is in Poland.” Next to her statue you can see numerous signs of gratitude for graces obtained, among which can be found the rosary of gold and pearls: a special gift from St. John Paul II for our “Heavenly Protector.”


In the spirit of gratitude for the favors received over many years and for the intercession of Mary Bishop Donald Hying from the diocese of Gary celebrated the Solemn Coronation of the statue of Our Lady of Ludźmierz from Munster, on August 21, 2016,


We celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Ludźmierz on the third Sunday of August in the garden every year; and every Tuesday at 7:00 PM we offer Mass for all intentions brought to God through the intercession of our Mother, "Our Lady of Ludźmierz and Munster." We invite you to pray with us and entrust your intentions to Mary!

1A. Monastery
1B. St. John Paul II Hall
2A. Figure of Our Lady of Ludźmierz
2B. Arcades

2C. Jubilee Cross
3. Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy
4. Office
5. Gift Shop
6. Restroom
7. Banquet Hall
8. Grotto of Mother of God
9. Grotto of the Lord’s Tomb
(Station XIV)
and Calvary (Station XII)
10. “Scala Sancta” (Holy Stairway)
11. Highlander’s Chapel
12. Picnic Areas

I-XIV  Stations of the Cross

A. St. Raphael Kalinowski Statue
B. St. Maximilian Kolbe Statue
C. St. John Paul II Statue
D. Statue of St. Therese with Her Father
E. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Statue
F. St. Bernadette Statue
G. Our Lady of Lourdes Statue
H. Sacred Heart Statue


Consecration of a copy of the statue of Our Lady of Ludźmierz in Wadowice

by St. John Paul II on August 14, 1991.


The statue was intended for worship at our Sanctuary in Munster.