The Story of Our Lady of Peace Church & Shrine

Our Lady’s Way: The Story of Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine, tells the remarkable story of how a futureless church became a mecca of faith and conversion, a Marian shrine, and an oasis of peace amidst the chaos of a high-tech world.

Told by the priests and parishioners themselves, this parish’s history and personal testimonies—-giving countless accounts of miracles and God’s grace—-will inspire and encourage your pursuit of heaven.

Today, Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine, in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, is one of the busiest Catholic churches in the United States. What brought about this change?

It started with a prayer.


Releasing July 12!

Please join us for the July 12 book launch celebration! Click HERE for more information.
Books will be available for first purchase at this event and simultaneously released for bookstore and online sales.

This book is a must-read for you and a unique gift for friends and family!

“For anyone interested in the amazing story of Fr. John Sweeny
and the parish and Shrine of Our Lady of Peace, this book tells it beautifully
with testimonies from ‘a cloud of witnesses’.”

–Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., Founder and Editor, Ignatius Press

Our Lady’s Way is a 400-page paperback book portraying the story of
Our Lady of Peace Church & Shrine from the early 1960s to today.



About the Author
Rosemary Alva is a writer and personal historian with a professional emphasis on memoirs and life stories. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has published numerous books and articles for individuals, families, and organizations. Rosemary lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and six children.