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Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine

To honor Oklahoma’s native son, the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will serve as his final resting place. The Shrine will include a 2,000-seat church, chapel for devotional prayer, religious education classrooms and large indoor and outdoor ministry facilities.

Once complete, the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will be the largest Catholic church in Oklahoma, allowing for large diocesan events such as ordinations, the Rite of Election, high school graduations and other events. In addition to the church, the Shrine complex will feature a two-story ministry building to respond to the religious education needs of the growing Catholic community. This building will provide much-needed classroom and gathering space, administrative offices and an event hall to host large archdiocesan gatherings, receptions and retreats for pilgrims visiting the Shrine.

Above and beyond the archdiocesan campaign to build the Shrine church, chapel and ministry facilities is the Blessed Stanley Rother Museum and Pilgrim Center. Located on the campus of the Shrine, inside the 6,000 SF facility, pilgrims will find an orientation room with a video documentary, and the museum will feature artifacts from every stage of his life. The Pilgrim Center will be the first arrival point upon reaching the Blessed Stanley Rother Shine and the pathway for pilgrims to reach the main church and chapel.

Client
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma
Location
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Architect/Engineer
ADG; Franck and Lohsen
Boldt Role
  • Construction Manager
  • Self-perform Construction
  • Virtual Design and Construction
Project Type
New Consruction
Project Size
36,000 SF

Project Highlights

  • A 45,000 pound dome was built at ground level using cold-formed metal steel before it was set into place. It is 34 feet tall with a circumference of 40 feet.