Carey, Ohio: Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation
About the National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation:
The history of this Shrine has its origin in the 19th Century, as Italian immigrants began arriving here in large numbers.
A replica was made of the statue of Our Lady of Consolation that was kept in the Cathedral of Luxembourg and brought here by a member of the parish in 1875. On May 24th of that year the statue was carried in procession from the Church of Saint Nicholas to the new church in Carey.
During this procession an event took place that confirmed everyone’s belief that Our Lady was truly with them. A storm came up and rain poured down all around the procession; however, not one drop ever hit the statue.
Many miracles have been reported due to the intercession of Our Lady of Consolation.
The shrine is staffed by the Conventional Franciscan Friars and includes a retreat house, cafeteria and gift shop. The Shrine is open daily for Mass as well as reconciliation, devotions.
Traveling to the Basilica & Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation:
The Shrine is located in Carey….about mid-way between Columbus and Toledo. Be sure to check for summer and winter schedules, as they are different.
Address: 315 Clay Street, Carey, OH 43316
GPS coordinates: 40° 57′ 4.2192” N, 83° 23′ 12.6564” W
Tel: +1 (419) 396-4107.
Click here for the official website of The Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio.