Tourist Information

The dramatic 10,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round.  The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting.  There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion.

The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests.  All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.


The Shrine of Christ’s Passion sincerely wishes to allow all our guests to experience this incredible journey. We have a limited number of Club Cars available. Our knowledgeable tour guides will drive you on an informative tour of the grounds. To ensure that a Club Car with a tour guide is available you must call to make a reservation. Contact us at  or call 855.277.SHRINE (7474) for additional information.

We also have a limited number of wheelchairs available. Please call to make a reservation to ensure that a wheelchair will be available.  Contact us at to make a reservation or call 855.277.SHRINE for additional information.

Original music and listening stations at each scene help to enrich the experience for the visually impaired.

  1. Tour organizers are invited to call 855.277.SHRINE (7474) for more information about our amenities and nearby tourist attractions as well as recommended hotels and restaurants.
  2. Our paved parking lot has ample space to accommodate tour buses. Call 219.365.6010 for more information or to schedule your group.
  3. Our outdoor terrace is available for lunch – weather permitting. Please call to reserve. Box lunches can be ordered from nearby restaurants or bring your own sack lunches and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Nearby Lodging Options

Hampton Inn
(219) 440-7591
1904 US Highway 41, Schererville, IN 46375

Staybridge Suites
(219) 865-5125
1758 Fountain Park Drive, Schererville, IN 46375

Holiday Inn Express
(219) 865-3301
1773 Fountain Park Drive, Schererville, IN 46375

Cedar Lake Ministries
13701 Lauenman St.
Cedar Lake, IN 46303

The following hotels are located near the Indiana Welcome Center:

Courtyard (Chicago SE/Hammond)
7730 Corrine Drive (80/94 & Kennedy Ave. South)
Hammond, IN  (Approximately 10 Miles from The Shrine of Christ’s Passion)


Fairfield Inn & Suites (Chicago SE/Hammond)
7720 Corrine Drive
Hammond, IN (Approximately 10.8  Miles from The Shrine of Christ’s Passion)

Residence Inn (Chicago/SE Hammond)
7740 Corrine Drive
Hammond IN (Approximately 10.7  Miles from The Shrine of Christ’s Passion)

Nearby tourist attractions

  • Indiana Welcome Center (21 minutes)
  • Fair Oaks Farm (37 minutes)
  • Albanese Candy Factory (22 minutes)
  • Deep River Water Park (24 minutes)
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana (1½ hours)
  • Lighthouse Premium Outlets – Michigan City, Indiana (1 hour)
  • Carmelite Monastery Munster – Indiana (20 minutes)
  • Downtown Chicago (approx 35 miles)

We are located on US 41 approximately 3 miles from US 30; 8 miles from I-65 and 9 miles from I-94. We are two and a-half-hours from Holland, Michigan; and nine hours from Branson, Missouri.

Contact us for more information

Please call or email—we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Shrine of Christ’s Passion
10630 Wicker Ave. (U.S. 41)
St. John, IN 46373

219.365.6010 or 855.277.SHRINE (7474)
Fax: 219-365-5236

Paul J. Anderson, General Manager

For Reservations or Information concerning Shrine Tours or Club Cars contact Ann at