I recently visited the Marian Valley in Queensland, Australia. It is within the Archdiocese of Brisbane and run by the Monastic Order of St. Paul the First Hermit. This was my first visit and it is a wonderful place for pilgrimages and retreats. Even if you aren’t Catholic, it is a beautiful place to visit and can be done in a day if you live within a few hours drive. I took many photographs which have been posted below.
There are a great many shrines and sites I did not photograph so this is far from an exhaustive catalogue of the area. I have not put any commentary below but I will add here that I was really moved by the work and love that has gone into each and every shrine. I hope I’m able to one day make some sort of contribution. I hope you enjoy the photographs!
Statue at the entrance of Marian Valley
Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop
Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians
Black Madonna Chapel
Our Lady of Lourdes
Ukrainian Shrine of the Protection of the Mother of God
Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus
Chapel of Our Lady of Akita
Our Lady of La Vang
Holy Son and Mother in Traditional Korean Costume
Saint Andrew Kim Tae-Geon (1821-1846) and 103 Saints of Korea
Saint Peter Chanel
Marist Priest and first martyr of Oceania
Our Lady, Star of the Sea
Saint Joseph Shrine
Our Mother of Perpetual Help
The Stations of the Cross
I Am the Resurrection and the Life
Below are the links for larger versions of the slideshow and single images I posted.