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Published: Saturday, 10/11/2008

Carey shrine to hold Mass for Hope and Healing

CAREY, Ohio The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation will host a Mass for Hope and Healing at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Mass will include special prayers for breast cancer victims and survivors and their loved ones. People of all faiths are welcome to participate.

'Our Lady of Consolation is also known as Our Lady, Consoler of the Afflicted,' said the Rev. John Raphael Hadnagy, rector of the shrine.

'For many women and their families, prayer provides the strength they need to cope with treatment or to hope for a cure,' Father Hadnagy said.

Following Mass, visitors will be invited to participate in special prayers for healing. The evening will conclude with the sacrament of the anointing of the sick and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

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