Churches: Memorial to the
Unborn, Shrine of Our
Lady of Guadalupe

La Crosse, WI

The Memorial to the Unborn is one of the more impressive devotional areas on the Shrine grounds. A bronze statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe marks the entrance to the formal gardens. Beyond, a reflecting pool and a statue of a Guardian Angel are contained within the sheltering wings of the structure. A vaulted arcade shelters the mausoleum niches and the instructional panels on the church’s teaching on all aspects of the respect for human life. To the rear of the memorial is a small terrace overlooking the winding trail that connects the elements of the Shrine, and the countryside beyond.