St. Francis Xavier Shrine
|In 1704, the Jesuits founded
St. Francis of Xavier as the center for new mission activity east of the
Chesapeake Bay. The original boundaries of it's mission activity
included the present Diocese of Wilmington and the Archdiocese of
The Old Bohemia Historical Society restored and now maintains the old church as a historic shrine for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE and they have done a magnificent job! Although we weren't able to get inside, we took pictures through the windows and also of the church and grounds.
From Middletown, MD take U.S. 301 south to 282 east to Warwick, MD. Look for the sign and Historical marker. Don't give up too soon, it's a couple of miles to the Shrine.
For information call: (302) 378-1939