The Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Blessed Stanley Rother was an Oklahoma diocesan priest who was killed in his parish rectory in Guatemala on July 28, 1981 during the civil war. In 2016, Pope Francis recognized him as the first martyr born in the United States and he was beatified in Oklahoma City on September 23, 2017. 


The people of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma are building the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine to honor him and his ministry. The $41 million project will include a 39,000 square foot (3,512 square meter) Spanish mission style Church that accommodates two thousand worshippers. A small chapel will serve as Blessed Stanley Rother’s final resting place. A 14,000 square foot Visitor’s Center and Museum will welcome visiting pilgrims and a Zocalo and Tepeyac Hill will complete the beautiful landscape design. Construction is complete and dedication was held February of 2023.



Franck and Lohsen Architects of Washington, DC.

ADG Architects of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Landscape Architects: 

Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

of Chicago, Illinois


Greenshade Trees, Inc

of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma



The Boldt Company