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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Letters/Testimonials from our Pilgrims

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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M.B., Florida

Dear Father,

A year ago, one of my daughter’s feet began to grow much faster than the other. Several doctors were at a loss as to what could be done for her. Our family prayed fervently to Our Lady of Consolation and I applied holy water from the Shrine to her foot.

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M.E.S., Ohio

Dear Brother Jeffrey,

A few years ago my son was working two part-time jobs. He kept filling out applications for a full-time job and was hoping to find a job in retail sales. I was hoping for something a little more stable.

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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