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.