• Sorrowfull Mother Shrine
    Sorrowfull Mother Shrine
  • St. Joseph and the Child Jesus
    St. Joseph and the Child Jesus

Welcome to Sorrowful Mother Shrine

Sorrowful-Mother-Steeple.jpgThe Sorrowful Mother Shrine near Bellevue, Ohio, USA is an inspiring place of prayer where God and nature touch. Wild flowers and planted flower beds mingle in the 120 acres of woods and lawns. The center of the Shrine is the Sorrowful Mother Chapel (pictured above).

The Missionaries of the Precious Blood have operated the Shrine since its founding in 1850. On Sundays and Holy Days priests and religious lead devotional services and processions; they visit with people sharing their joys and sorrows or walk with them praying at one of the many grottoes, gardens or Stations of the Cross in the woods.

If you feel the need to get in tune with yourself and with God's universe, you'll find that a day or even a few hours spent at Sorrowful Mother Shrine will bring you rich personal and spiritual rewards.


Daily Mass, Mon-Sat: 11:00 AM
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sundays: 9:00 & 11:00 AM
Special Ethnic Sundays: Call office
Holy Day Vigil: 4:00 PM
Holy Days: 11:00 AM

45 minutes before each Mass or by request.. Individuals any time.

Afternoon Devotions
Weekdays: Rosary, Stations, Benediction & Blessings scheduled with each group.
Sundays: 2:30 PM (Divine Mercy Sunday through October) Rosary, Benediction & Blessing of the Sick and All with relic of the True Cross.

Shrine Cafeteria
Open for Special Events and for Groups of 15 or more.  
Reservations:  Bookings anytime for groups of 15 or more.  Call 419-483-3435  ext. 101 for further information and reservations.

Sorrowful Mother Shrine Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is owned and operated by The Sorrowful Mother Shrine.  It is open daily :

Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed during Mass & Devotions

Telephone 419-483-3435 ext. 106 for more information.

To arrange a pilgrimage or a group day of recollection, call 419-483-3435.