Shrine of

Saint John Berchmans


Grand Coteau, LA

Blessed John Berchmans appeard to a novice of the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1866 and through his intercession, a local woman, Mary Wilson was miraculously cured of a disease. The infirmary where the miracle occured was converted into a chapel and is the only place in the United States where the exact spot of a miraculous occurrence has been preserved as a shrine.

The Academy of the Sacred Heart, located on the grounds and founded in 1821, is the oldest continously operated of the more than 200 Sacred Heart schools in the world.




1821 Academy Road, Grand Coteau, LA 70541

For information call:  (318) 662-5494