La Salette Shrine in Massachusetts Will Stay Open

Last year I posted the sad news that the shrine would be closing. That decision has been reversed.

Valley News: A decision-making body in the La Salette religious order has moved to keep the Enfield shrine open and maintained by La Salette missionaries, meaning that no land or buildings will be sold.

The vote made by 53 missionaries in Massachusetts earlier this week was a reversal from expectations that the shrine would be transferred to another organization or closed altogether, much to the dismay of people who found the center for reconciliation to be a peaceful place to pray or reflect. A 2012 article on the La Salette website said it draws about 11,000 visitors annually. More on this here.