St. Joseph’s Shrine

8743 US 12
Brooklyn, MI 49230- Map It
Phone: (517) 467-2183

AAA Editor Notes

St. Joseph&#8217;s Shrine is at 8743 US 12. The shrine sits at the site of an early religious settlement visited by Father Gabriel Richard, minister to the Potawatomi Indians. The church is a combination of an original fieldstone chapel, erected by Irish settlers in the 1850s, and a 1928 addition.</br>On the grounds are a life-size crucifixion group, a monument to early Irish settlers, a memorial to the Irish &#8220;Great Hunger&#8221; of the 1840s and an outdoor Stations of the Cross overlooking Iron Lake.</br>
Hours: Church daily 7-dusk.