About Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation

Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Since 1875, pilgrims of many backgrounds and traditions have journeyed to the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio to experience the powerful intercession and the maternal comfort of Mary, Consoler of the Afflicted. This Shrine began as a parish church in the 1860s, and then Father Joseph Gloden, a native of Luxembourg, inspired other immigrants from Luxembourg living in Carey, to acquire a statue of Our Lady of Consolation, the patroness of their native land honored in the cathedral of the capital city. From the time that statue arrived, countless people have experienced God’s presence and Our Lady’s intercession in a powerful way right here. For people of faith, life is a journey leading ultimately to perfect joy and happiness in God’s eternal presence. A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place; it is symbolic of life’s journey and offers us an opportunity to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. The Conventual Franciscan Friars and the Shrine staff look forward to seeing you here and sharing the holiness of this place with you. We hope to see you soon on your journey to faith, hope and healing. Peace and all good! Pilgrimages Description of Product/Services: This Shrine is a holy place of healing. Its peaceful churches, park, and retreat house provide a sacred haven for worship, prayer, and renewal.

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