The Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Blessed Stanley Francis Rother was an Oklahoma diocesan priest who was killed in his parish rectory in Guatemala on July 28, 1981. A Cause for Beatification for Father Rother was opened by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City in 2007.  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. To honor Oklahoma’s native son, the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will serve as his final resting place. The $39 million Shrine will include a 2,000-seat church, chapel for devotional prayer, religious education classrooms, and large indoor and outdoor ministry facilities.  The One Church, Many Disciples Archdiocesan capital campaign is ongoing while final plans are being approved.



Franck and Lohsen Architects of Washington, DC.

ADG Architects of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


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