And the Angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women.
Since the early days of Christianity, Mary, the blessed virgin, has been a source of solace for burdened Christians. Although she is known and venerated by many titles, devotion to Mary under the title of Our Lady of Consolation dates back to the second century, making it one of her earliest titles of honor.
We are pleased to share with you prayers that are offered at our beautiful Shrine asking the intercession of Our Lady of Consolation. May you find peace and joy as you ask our Blessed Mother to bring your petitions to her Divine Son. God bless.
The Confraternity of Our Lady of Consolation
The Confraternity of Our Lady of Consolation is a spiritual association established for all who are devoted to Our Blessed Mother, in particular for those who come to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.
Established in the year 1878 by Pope Leo XIII, all of the members share in the prayers and good works of all the members wherever they may be.
In order to be a member of the Confraternity, members are expected to live their lives according to the promises made at their baptism and to be received here at the Shrine by a priest or a deacon. Further, they are asked to register their names in the Book of the Confraternity retained at the Shrine.
Enrollment in the Confraternity of Our Lady of Consolation is conducted during pilgrimage devotions celebrated at the Shrine every Sunday of the year (except Easter) at 2:30 pm.
The Confraternity of Our Lady of Consolation is one more grace-filled gift available at the Shrine for all of Mary’s devoted children.