Basilica & National
Shrine of
Our Lady
of Consolation
Conventual Franciscan Friars
315 Clay Street
Carey, OH 43316
(419) 396-7107


Gift Shop Hours
Monday - Friday
10 AM - 4:30 PM

10 AM - 5 PM

10 AM - 4:30 PM
(Closed for
2:30 PM Devotions)

Good Friday:
Closed noon-3 PM

(419) 396-6080

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FleurDeLeisWe receive many wonderful letters from friends and visitors testifying to the power of prayer and of visiting the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation. Please read these stories and feel free to share yours with us.


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J. W.

Dear Friars,

A few years ago a woman was taken ill with severe extremely painful attach of rheumatic fever, which was very serious.  The disease left her crippled.  Medicines and treatments did not seem to help her at all.  For several years she was forced into a wheel chair and used crutches.

Read more... [J. W.]

Dear Friars,

Recently a man was ill, and went from bad to worse.  His illness was determined to be malaria, but no medicines or treatment brought any improvement.  He consulted other doctors and eventually it was determined that this man had a disease of the kidneys, and the prospect of recovery was considered most doubtful.

Read more... [G.N.]
A.E., Ohio

Dear Brother,

I would like to notify you that I have ordered and asked a florist in your area to deliver roses to the Shrine on Saturday, May 8th.  Could I please ask you to place these on Mary’s altar in honor of my mother, who passed away one year ago Mother’s Day weekend.

Read more... [A.E., Ohio]
M. P.

Dear Brother Jeffrey,

My family has had two experiences involving “healing” due to Our Lady of Consolation’s intervention. In 1982 our daughter, 11 years old at the time, was diagnosed with a “mass” on the side of her neck by two doctors. Shortly after this we attended a healing Mass at the Shrine to pray for her good health. The following week we returned to the specialist for further testing and we were told the “mass” was completely gone and it never returned!

Read more... [M. P.]
L. M. S.

Dear Father John Raphael,

Please find this donation to the Shrine. This offering is given in thanksgiving for a favor received from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and Our Lady of Consolation.

Read more... [L. M. S.]

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Mass Schedule

Easter-Oct. 31
Sunday 8 AM,
10 AM, 12 PM
Saturday 7 AM, 11 AM & 5:30 PM

Nov. 1-Palm Sunday
Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM
Saturday 7 AM, 11 AM & 5:30 PM

Weekday Masses
7 AM & 11 AM

Devotions every Sunday, 2:30 PM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4 PM to 5 PM