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Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation

Carey, Ohio

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 and living in Carey to acquire a statue of Our Lady of Consolation, the patroness of their native land and 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 can include:

  • Rosary/Rosary Procession
  • Eucharistic Adoration /Benediction
  • Reflections/talks for your specific group
  • Talks on Franciscan Spiritually
  • Healing prayer/healing masses
  • Stations of the Cross in the Shrine Park
  • Your own ideas….

Pilgrimages and/or Overnight Retreats

  • Confirmation Classes
  • School Groups
  • Campus Ministry
  • Young Adult Groups
  • Prayer Groups
  • Altar Rosary Societies
  • Parish Staffs
  • Family/Ethnic Ministries

Description of Product/Services:

This Shrine is a holy place of healing. Its peaceful churches, park, gift shop and retreat house provide a sacred haven for worship, prayer, and renewal.

Group Policies, Deposits, Requirements

No deposit is required for pilgrimage.


  • Cafeteria with seating for 375
  • Gift Shop
  • 30-acre park with Stations of the Cross

Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation

315 Clay Street
Carey, OH 43316
Tel: 419-396-7107
Fax: 419-396-3355
Contact: Brother Randy Kin (