A place of inspiration and prayer.

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.

Mass Schedule

Daily Mass
Monday through Friday 11:00 am

Weekend Masses
Saturday Evening (Vigil) 4:00 pm
Sundays: 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Monday thru Friday and on Sunday.

One hour before each scheduled Mass.

Due to COVID, confession will be heard in the south parking lot near the gift shop. Follow the signs.

1st Saturday of each month – Mass at 11:00 am
1st Sunday of each month – Devotions at 2:30 pm

Gift Shop Hours

Summer Hours

Monday thru Friday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm


The Sorrowful Mother Shrine is self-sustaining and relies on donations to assist in continuing the Mission of these holy grounds. We appreciate the generosity of our donors and invite you to help us preserve this blessed legacy.

Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus — a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.”
~ St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta