Near Grimes in Colusa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Grand Island Shrine
Point of Historical Interest
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1856.
Location. 39° 6.937′ N, 121° 56.228′ W. Marker is near Grimes, California, in Colusa County. Marker is on California Route 45, 0.3 miles south of Buster Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grimes CA 95950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Lady of Lourdes Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); I.O.O.F. BuildingColusa Union High School (approx. 7.8 miles away); Colusa County Courthouse (approx. 7.8 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 7.8 miles away); Judge H. M. Albery House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Will Semple Green House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Adelade M. Ryerson House--1906 (approx. 7.9 miles away).
More about this marker. A National Register of Historic Places plaque sits below the Grand Island Shrine marker.
Regarding Grand Island Shrine. A supplemental placard reads:
Welcome to the Site of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Site of the first Eucharist celebrated in Colusa County in May, 1856, Rev. Peter Magagnotto, C. P., presiding.
The present cross, erected by the Knights of Columbus, replaces the one first erected here in 1864. The shrine itself was built by Rev. Michael Wallrath, the first pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
The Eucharist is celebrated here on the last Sunday of April and on Thanksgiving Day (weather permitting).
You are welcome to pray here. Any other activity is allowed only by permission of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Colusa.
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