• Sorrowfull Mother Shrine
    Sorrowfull Mother Shrine

Welcome to Sorrowful Mother Shrine


The 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.

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 grottos, 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 the Sorrowful Mother Shrine will bring you rich personal and spiritual rewards.


Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.

The Only Saturday Mass (11:00) and Confessions (10:00) we have are on the 1st Saturday.  No Confessions (10:00) or Mass (11:00) on the other Saturdays.  We will still have the 3:00 Confessions and the 4:00 Mass on Saturdays.

1st Saturday Devotions; Confessions at 10:00 AM and Mass at 11:00 AM

Weekend Masses are 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

All Masses are now held in the Old Shrine Chapel
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM 
Sundays: 9:00 & 11:00 AM
Special Ethnic Sundays: See Special Events or call the office
Holy Day Vigil: 4:00 PM
Holy Days: 11:00 AM

1 hour before each Mass or by request. Individuals any time.

Afternoon Devotions
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 is owned and operated by The Sorrowful Mother Shrine. 

Winter Gift Shop Hours: Closed Mondays. Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

To arrange a pilgrimage or a group day of recollection, call 419-483-3435 x 101 or email: