O/L of CONSOLATION
National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Miracle
The congregation agreed and renamed the church, Our Lady of Consolation when it was completed. Father Joseph had a replica of the statue of Our Lady of Consolation sent from Luxembourg Cathedral where Our Lady of Consolation is the patroness.
|The original project of building the Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, Ohio began in 1868 although; it was named St. Edward’s after Fr. Edward Vamann. The church, still under construction, was put under the care of Father Joseph Peter Gloden who was the pastor of a nearby church at that time. He was very devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and asked the churchgoers to pay homage to Mary, using the name Our Lady of Consolation.
The statue was presented to the people in a procession to the church in Carey. The miraculous wonders of the statue of Our Lady of Consolation were revealed to the onlookers. During the procession, a storm swept through the area. The rain poured down for the entire seven mile procession, yet the statue and everyone in the procession remained dry.
Our Lady of Consolation Shrine Today
Our Lady of Consolation Basilica remains a place for pilgrimages and prayer for today’s Christians. The shrine holds Mass every morning and offers many different religious ceremonies and programs for visitors.
Keeping in touch with Our Lady of Consolation, the shrine celebrates a Hope and Healing Mass for all believers who suffer from illnesses and afflictions. Many Catholics who are devoted to Mary, putting their faith and trust in her miraculous cures, go to Our Lady of Consolation Shrine and pray for help.
Some pilgrims go wearing the Our Lady of Consolation pendant or Our Lady of Consolation medal, as an outward symbol of their devotion to Mary. They hold Our Lady of Jewelry close to their hearts in hopes of an answer to their prayers.
Our Mother of Consolation Prayer in Time of Need
Mary, Loving Mother of Consolation, I turn to you now in this time of need. I come to you confused and fearful, anxious as a little child.
I know you really are my Mother. You see me with eyes filled with love and understanding. Touch me through your prayers and hold me in your love, that I might continue strong and unafraid in these days of difficulty and hurt.
Gentle Mother, I now confide to you my greatest need (pause and reflect). Please pray that the loving will of Our Father may always come first in my heart and in my mind.
Help me to reflect on the needs in your own life, Mary, the days when you, too, knew concern, fear, loneliness and grief. You always turned to Our Father and gave yourself to Him completely. You knew His love and showed us how to live in it.
When I remember the love of your Blessed Son for me, I am less afraid. When I think of you I can smile. Pray for me, Mary. Guide me always in your love, and lead me to your Son, Jesus. Amen.
Our Lady of Consolation