St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine, situated just a few blocks from Fenway Park in Boston’s Back Bay, represents the heart of the U.S. Province. The Shrine is a vibrant spiritual center for students, young adults, professional men and women, local residents and visitors to the city. Established as the Archdiocesan Eucharistic Shrine in 1935, St. Clement’s continues to offer perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. With two daily Masses and confessions available throughout the week, the Shrine has become a cherished spiritual home for many area Catholics. The Shrine offers retreats, Bible study, the Lanteri Catholic Cinema Society, spiritual direction and speakers on various topics related to faith and spirituality.
St. Clement Shrine is also the location of Our Lady of Grace Seminary, the house of formation for the Oblates in the United States. The seminarians live and work at the shrine, together with their formators, Oblate priests staffing the St. Francis Chapel, and other Oblates involved in a variety of ministries. In addition to the shrine and seminary, St. Clement’s hosts the Provincial Offices and archives of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in the United States.
Located inside Boston’s Prudential Center, the St. Francis Chapel is a spiritual oasis for many residents, workers and visitors. The chapel, first staffed by the Franciscans, has been a part of the Prudential Center complex since 1969. The Oblates of the Virgin Mary have served there since 1983. Conveniently located near the Hynes Convention Center, the chapel provides a full schedule of daily Masses and confessions, as well as a quiet place for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the middle of a busy shopping mall.