|September 24, 2019||$87|
Visit St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green, Ohio and the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio
First stop today is at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green, Ohio. Prior to the Civil War, very few Catholics had settled in Bowling Green. The nearest Catholic church was in Perrysburg, so for many years, Mass was held in private homes whenever a visiting priest happened to be in the area. In 1880 the community came together and helped build the church themselves. In order to select a name for the church, the farmers who helped to build the structure put all their first names into a hat, with the understanding that whatever name was drawn would become the name of the church. The name “Aloysius” from Aloysius Pfeiffer was drawn. Thus, St. Aloysius Gonzaga became the Patron Saint of the new Bowling Green Catholic Church.
Next, Visit the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio. Tour the Upper Basilica and Original Shrine Church, shop in the Gift Shop, optional walk around the 30 acre Shrine Park, and visit the Stations of the Cross.
Last stop today is Ice Cream & Candy before heading home!
Lunch is included at the Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.