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  The Shrine of St. Therese
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  • The Shrine of St. Therese - Juneau
      The Shrine of St. Therese
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  • Interior of the Shrine of St Therese - Juneau
      Interior of the Shrine of St Therese
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  • Labyrinth at the Shrine - Juneau
      Labyrinth at the Shrine
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A bit of a drive north of Juneau is one of my favorite places to visit in Juneau. The Shrine of St. Therese is an active retreat center with cabins to rent that range in size from 2 person to corporate retreat size. My daughter and her family rented a place a few weekends ago and enjoyed themselves immensely. If they'll rent to her you know it doesn't have to be for a religous group, if you catch my drift.

Right on the water with Orcas and humpback whales swimming by on a regular basis. The peacefulness and sacredness of this spot hits you as soon as you park your car and start strolling down the trail to the water. The shrine itself is on a spit of land called Shrine Island.

Built over 50 years ago it is a simple chapel handmade of stone. A major renovation was just completed of the interior. A stations of the cross trail goes around the outside. A few moments inside the chapel always lift my spirits. The view out over the water is stunning and the grounds are thickly wooded.

There isn't any public transport to the Shrine. The city buses stop at Auke Bay so you'll need to rent a car, ride a bike or hitch hike.

Address: Mile 23
Directions: Start slowing down at mile 23 and look for the sign on your left.

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  • Updated Jun 30, 2008
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