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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 the love of His Mother Mary. We are faithful to the Magisterium and are registered under the Archdiocese of Baltimore as an oratory shrine and are completely self-funded. We offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, confessions and many devotions upstairs in Our Lady’s Chapel weekdays and on First Saturdays. We host many activities and events in our Conference room. The lovely Bookstore & Gift Shop features an extensive selection of excellent Catholic books, beautiful religious articles, and sacramentals that celebrate the Good, the True and the Beautiful. All proceeds go toward supporting the Center, along with generous private donations. Our Lady’s Center Marian Shrine is a place to connect with your broader Catholic community and find resources and support in your faith journey. Come by for Holy Mass, go to confession, and swing by the gift shop to catch up on Catholic news, learn something new about the faith, and make some new friends!

Watch our welcome video below!


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3/20 Monday: GUEST SPEAKERS Dave & Joan Maroney Speak on the Illumination of Conscience. Two times: 1 pm & 7 pm! They are the directors of Mother of Mercy Messengers. See flyer HERE.

3/25 Saturday: OLC will be displaying and selling at the Maryland Catholic Fellowship of Men Conference at St. Louis Parish in Clarksville. Register now!

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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