Miraculous Medal Shrine – Philadelphia, PA


Spire AVL worked with the Central Association for the Miraculous Medal to create dynamic time of day display art lighting on the Shrine to Mary located within the main cathedral of the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Germantown, PA. The main goal was to improve the lighting on the Shrine to Mary and to emphasize the rich mosaic and marble work found throughout the Shrine.

Spire utilized various LED fixtures and strategically programmed several colors of LED light into each scene which allowed the full range of color in the artwork to be accentuated. The use of layered lighting now creates contrast and enriches the Shrine which has been in place since the 1920s.

The control system has been configured to operate based on time of day. This allows the Shrine to operate based on sunrise and sunset daily which ties the lighting on the Shrine to the outside lighting conditions. Visitors to the Shrine in the early morning can expect to see a sunrise while evening visitors can expect to see Mary in the moonlight.

“Thanks again for all of your help with this project, your team was very professional and I appreciate everyone being so accommodating and getting the job done so quickly.” -Kevin Parks of Wilson School District (about Wilson High School)

Kevin Parks, Technical Director – Wilson High School

“Spire is not only able to deliver a fantastic result, but they were also extremely personal, and have been helpful in training, repairing, and guiding us through our lighting needs.”

Worship Pastor Monty Seaman- Mongul Church

“Spire was able to create an incredibly immersive environment without distraction from lighting fixtures. Their selection of fixture placement and color really brought their work to life and I am very happy our ultra compact luminaries were chosen to create the magic.”

Quan Gan, Owner – Gantom Lighting and Controls

“(Members of Spire) were able to interpret what a non-technical person is saying, know how to fix it and articulate back the solution to me. That’s key. It’s nice, because not all technical people can do that translation.”

Toni MacDonald, Director of Marketing – Rosemont College

“Spire brought our auditorium into the 21st They assessed our needs and presented a solution that is user friendly and cutting edge at the same time. They have a knack for understanding the end user, in our case, senior citizens as well as our staff members.”

Yordanos Tela, IT Business Analyst – Rydal Park