was the shrine built?
Our first event in 1993 was a mass under a tent outside on the property grounds. In the fall
of 1993 we met Richard Hyslin and began the conception of the shrine.
Who built/designed the shrine?
Hyslin, a professor at the University of Texas Pan America and eight volunteer students. Professor's Link
is the statue made out of?
Coated rebar steel, concrete,
and 450 thousand 1" mosaic tiles. The gold tiles where hand made in McAllen, Texas
4. What size is the shrine?
Our Lady of Guadalupe is 33 ft. high to
stand for every year of the life of Christ. The angel below her raises the height to 50 ft. high. The largest statue of Our
Lady of Guadalupe in the world.
5. How long did it take to build the shrine?
It took from October
1993 to May 1994 to do all the frame work. The students and the professor lived on the property for three months during this
construction. The frame work was shipped from Texas on 18 wheelers and the concrete was sprayed and left to cure for the winter
until the spring of 1995 where more students and the professor came back again to place the tiles on the shrine. It was finished
completely in August of 1995.
6. Is there a cost to visit the shrine?
No, but donations are accepted
7. What are the hours to visit the shrine?
Daily from 9:30am until 10:00pm.
you bring flowers or candles to the shrine?
Yes, flowers are permitted and candles can be purchased at our gift
9. Can you bring pets to the shrine?
No, pets are not permitted because of liability purposes.
10. Can you bring children to the shrine?
Yes, we welcome all ages.
11. Can you donate money to the
Yes, this is how the shrine stays open.