Most People Don’t Know This Unique Shrine In Tennessee Exists

Tennessee is a southern state cheekily considered the “Buckle on the Bible Belt.” It’s a place known for its religious underpinnings and traditional ideas, and the Shrine of Our Lady Virgin of the Poor in New Hope, Tennessee adds a quirky aspect to a fairly conservative space. Beautiful, thoughtfully rendered, and a stunning conglomeration of religion and art, this shrine may be hard to get to but it’s well worth the trek.

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There’s not a grand amount of information available about the shrine itself, but the Catholic Travel Guide may help to clarify any questions you may have. Just set your GPS and show up, folks!