Madonna Queen of the Universe Shrine Catholic Church

Catholic Church East Boston, MA
Madonna Queen of the Universe Shrine Catholic Church

Who We Are

The Sons of Divine Providence (Don Orione Fathers), care pastorally of this Marian Shrine. It is located on the Hill of East Boston. Its beautiful statue of 35 feet in height dominates and contemplates all peoples' around Boston. It is an active Shrine in the Ethnic Pastoral Communities. Two of the largest groups among Hispanic and Brazilian. There is still a discrete presence of the Italian immigrants and the blessed American Community.
The Sons of Divine Providence is a religious Congregation founded by St. Luigi Orione who was canonized by St. John Paul II in 2004. This Congregation is actually present in 30 countries around the world. Its motto is: "Instaurare Omnia in Christo". (Restoring all things in Christ).

About Us

Multigenerational, Young families, Young



English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese


Our Services

What are services like?
There is a small Gift Shop. The Madonna Gift Shop is operated by the Sons of Divine Providence. All proceeds from the Gift Shop go to support our missions and needs at the Shrine. The Gift Shop offers religious items only. GIFT SHOP HOURS MONDAYS CLOSED. Tuesday – Friday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Saturday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For messages, call: (617) 569-8792 | Extension 13 O.S.I.A. Function Hall: Rentals available. For information , please call: 617 839 4000 Spanish Community: For information: [email protected] Brazilian Community: For Information call: 617 569 9791 American Community: For information call: 617 569 8792 X15 (9am - 2pm Tuesdays through Fridays)

What is the community like?
It is a wonderful expression of Catholicism through the presence of this people of different race, color and languages. It is the real meaning of being Catholic. Welcoming all with open heart and arms.

What if I'm not a Christian?
If you are not a believer, this place could help you find a peaceful environment, respect and also a warm welcome. Even if you don't believe, you can always find a brother, a sister or a Father.

Leadership View all

Reverend Father

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