The Franciscan Friars have chosen “Consolation” as the theme for our monthly series of speakers this year. As we reflect upon “Consolation” we will find it is a very personal experience that touches our relationship with Jesus and Our Blessed Mother. Hopefully, it will stir us to reflect upon our faith life and how moments of joy, as well as those of pain and sorrow have impacted it.


We invite you to join us at the noon Mass on the below scheduled Sundays, for our “Consolation” series.

Schedule / Celebrants
May 20—Fr. Jim Sichko
June 3—Fr. John Raphael
July 1—Fr. Jim Sichko
August 12—Fr. David Endres
September 9—Fr. Jim Sichko
October 14—Bishop John Stowe

During the 2018 Lenten Season join the Franciscans

for an Evening of Reflections at the Retreat House!

ALL are welcome to attend the series or just a few.

“The Face of Consolation”

February 21, 2018             ~          Friar Vincent Petersen, ofm Conv.

February 28, 2018             ~          Sister Edna Michel, OSF, Tiffin

March 7, 2018                    ~          Friar Ray Mallett, ofm Conv.

March 14, 2018                  ~          Sister Dionne Sartor, OSF, Tiffin

March 21, 2018                  ~          Friar Ian Bremar, ofm Conv.


6:30pm in the Retreat House Rivo-Torto dining room ~

Each Evening will start with a simple meal of bread, soup, salad & a drink

followed by a discussion on a given topic for that night.

7:00pm in the Retreat House San Domiano Conference Room ~

Evening Prayer for 15 - 20 minutes.

7:20pm ~Introductions and a brief time to tell a little about ourselves

7:30pm – 8:30pm ~ Reflection presentation given by that night’s presenter

to help individuals to discover “THE FACE OF CONSOLATION” in their lives during Lent.

Each presenter will have their own style and way of making it

a night of renewal and reflection for Lent 2018!

$20 for all 5 evenings of reflection or $5 per night when scheduling a few.

Register today for ALL 5 evenings or just a couple!

Call the Retreat House at 419-396-7970

or the Shrine Office at 419-396-7107

to make your reservations.

Shrine Cafeteria

All you can eat Lenten Seafood Buffet

Friday, February 16th
Friday, February 23rd
Friday, March 2nd
Friday, March 9th
Friday, March 16th
Friday, March 23rd
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Adults $12.50 plus tax
Senior $10.00 plus tax
Children (10 & under) $6.00 plus tax

315 Clay Street, Carey, OH 43316

We have invited Fr. David Endres to preach our Novena. Last year, Fr. David published a scholarly history of the beginnings of the Shrine. He listed the many documented miracles between 1875 and 1917 - 59 healings.

Fr. David J. Endres is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, ordained in 2009. He is academic dean and associate professor of church history and historical theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary/Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati. In addition to teaching, he is weekend assistant at St. Thomas More Church, Withamsville, Ohio. He holds a doctoral degree from the School of Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He is editor of the scholarly quarterly, U.S. Catholic Historian and contributes a monthly column in Cincinnati’s Catholic Telegraph and the national magazine, Catholic Digest. He has researched and published on the history of the Shrine and is awaiting the publication of his second book, a history of Franciscan parish life in the U.S., in which he discusses the early years of the Shrine and the devotion to Our Lady of Consolation.

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In the Our Lady of Consolation Perpetual Mass Association for perpetual remembrance in Prayer and in Monthly Mass for the Deceased
The suggested offering is $10 per enrollment and is sent when the Enrollment Card is used.

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Simply share the Vigil Light Card with the person you would like remembered in prayer.
The suggested offering is $5 for each Vigil Light requested and is sent only when Vigil Light Card is used.

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The enrolled person will be remembered in a Mass celebrated by a member of the Conventual Franciscan Community of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation.
The suggested offering is $10 for each Mass requested and is sent only when Mass Card Card is used.

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