Grounds of St. Anthony

A Little Assisi in Maryland


Situated on 310 acres of rolling hills and woodlands in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington area, the Shrine of St. Anthony offers a unique opportunity to “come away and rest awhile.” (Mk 6:31)  Just as St. Francis used creation as a ladder of “art” to ascend to the “Artist” God, the friars of the Shrine invite all pilgrims to deepen their relationship with God through the experience of creation.

The grounds of the Shrine of St. Anthony include many opportunities to pray. Celebrations at the Shrine often take place out of doors, giving pilgrims an opportunity to experience God’s creation as part of the liturgical celebration.  We have a Grotto to our Lady, an outdoors Stations of the Cross, and a new open-air Shrine to St. Maximilian Kolbe, all of which are open year-round.  Our many wooded acres have hiking and meditation trails on which one may experience the beauty, goodness, and love of the Creator.  There are benches positioned all around the property on which one may read, pray, or just spend quiet time in God’s creation.