Faithful Prilgrims of the
Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy

How can I help to make the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy a more beautiful, convenient and functional place for pilgrims?

The Pauline Fathers have always adopted the philosophy that the Marian Shrines under their care are, while being primarily a place of devotion to Our Lady, and through her to her son Jesus Christ, a destination for the pilgrimages of the faithful, where peace and tranquillity can be found.

Penrose Park is no exception and the beauty which we see here is for the benefit of all. As such it has been created through the generosity of the pilgrims who have come here in laree numbers over the vears.

The Pauline Fathers are very conscious that, without the wonderful devotion of pilgrims, the continuing development of the Shrine cannot be maintained. What the future holds, none of us can predict. But one thing is very certain - the development of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy at Penrose Park still needs your prayers and your financial support. We are grateful to everyone who has helped in so many ways and you are all remembered daily in our prayers.

If you are able to help us, please print one of the forms above, complete and return to our shrine or you can make a direct transfer to our account.

BSB: 062 576
Account No: 00910786
Name of Account:
Order of St Paul the Hermit.
Reference for Direct Deposit: Development
(Please note: we do not have approval to make these donations tax deductible.)

With your help we hope that some of the following improvements will be possible to realise:

  • To start building the Pilgrim Hall.
  • To repay the loan for the next door property.
  • To pay for the surface sealing of road through property.
  • To continue to landscape the surrounds of the international chapels.
  • To improve facility for religious shop.
  • To purchase liturgical vessels & vestments (e.g. chasubles, chalices etc.).

At Penrose Park in the Southern Highlands of NSW, there is a shrine dedicated to our Lady of Mercy, represented by a replica of the Icon of Our Lady of Jasna Góra, known as the Black Madonna.  The Shrine is run by the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit known as the Pauline Fathers.  The Pauline Fathers have been custodians of the original Icon of the Black Madonna since 1382.