The Dickeyville Grotto and Shrines in Dickeyville, Wisconsin are masterpieces of a Catholic Priest name Father Matthias Wernerus, the parish pastor of Holy Ghost Parish from 1918 to 1931. The stone shrine\ built between 1925 and 1930 was actually dedicated to two American ideals, which are the love of God and the love of country.
The shrine was made from mortar, stone, and other bright objects including gems, glass, stalagmites, stalactites, and even objects from the sea such as shells, sea urchins, star fish, some corals and many more. Quartz, agate, copper, iron, lead, rock crystal, amethyst, coal, onyx, wood and even moss were also used to complete the shrine.
Aside from the main shrine which houses a grotto of the Blessed Virgin, there are also several other shrines in the garden. The Sacred Heart shrine, Fatima shrine, Christ the King shrine, the Stations of the Cross, and a patriotic shrine is also found in the Dickyville Groto.