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Welcome to OLC

Our Lady’s Center is a Marian shrine located in Ellicott City, MD. We we are a family apostolate founded in 1974 to bring people closer to Jesus through his mother Mary. We are registered under the Archdiocese of Baltimore as a shrine and are completely self-funded. We offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and confessions upstairs in our chapel each weekday and on First Saturdays. We host many devotions, activities and events. Downstairs. Our Bookstore and Gift Shop features an extensive selection of Catholic books and religious articles celebrating the Good, the True and the Beautiful, and it helps to support us along with private donations. Most of all, Our Lady’s Center is a place to connect with your broader Catholic community. Come by for Holy Mass, go to confession, and swing by the gift shop to catch up on Catholic news, learn something new about your faith and make some new friends!

Watch our welcome video below!


Weather Closing Announcements will be posted here.

Upcoming Events:
2/02 Thurs.: Candlemas, Presentation of Our Lord, & Flame of Love Feast Day, 11:30 am-1 pm
2/03 Fri.: First Friday Mass & Devotions 10:30 am & 7:30 pm with St. Blaise Feast Day Blessing of the Throats
2/04 Sat.: ​Rosary in Latin, 9:45 AM, First Saturday Mass 10:30 am followed by Devotions. Talk by Steve Smith, “The Key to Your Interior Life” at 12:00 pm

See calendar for full schedule and newsletter link below for more information.


Almost as soon as you make the turn, you’ll notice a sense of peace. Tucked away down a long wooded private lane and nestled between gurgling streams, we seem miles away from the nearby thriving businesses. Our quiet grounds are populated with deer, wild birds and an occasional blue heron. A rustic grotto houses a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Stations of the Cross line the bank of the meandering stream. But there is so much more than just natural beauty here…


Come by for Daily Mass, Confessions and Devotions in our lovely chapel on weekdays and First Saturdays. Then peruse our well-stocked Gift Shop featuring thousands of Catholic books, sacramentals and gift items. Enjoy our many Activities and Talks, catch up on news, and make new friends from parishes all over the area. Restrooms are available with a baby changing station. We are handicap-accessible with a ramp out back and a motorized chair lift to the Chapel. 


Visit us and discover a unique, vibrant place where you can connect with an extended community of the faithful, discover 2000 years of truth and tradition and bring home lovely, edifying religious art for your domestic church.

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