Holy Family Shrine

Gretna, NE

2002 Completion

Cost Withheld at Owner’s Request

The Shrine, located in a secluded natural prairie setting, encourages development and discovery of the Catholic faith.  An entry portal filled with sunlight and water hosts gathering spaces and an information area.  As visitors enter the chapel, the water from the entry portal does as well, further symbolizing the presence of the shroud of Christ.  Etched in a prominent piece of glass at the front of the chapel is an image of the Holy Family.  With an open view of the prairie and river valley beyond, this image appears like spirits in heaven.