Mission Statement

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine is a unique sanctuary dedicated to peaceful prayer, healing, and reconciliation for the physically, emotionally, or spiritually distressed. We advocate the unification of all faiths in global prayer to protect the inherent human rights of the unborn and to restore the sensitivity of the sweetness of life from conception to natural death.

Foundress

Marvel “Sally” Steadman
Visionary & Founder
of Our Lady of Toledo, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Shrine
and Garden of the Lambs

Sally, as everyone knew her, began her ministry in October 1992 when Blessed Mother and Jesus appeared to her with a special request – a mission to save their “Little Lambs” from abortion. Apparitions occurred to Sally from October 30, 1992 until her death on January 12, 2009. Blessed Mother and Jesus also appeared to hundreds of people, from May 30, 1998 until October 2, 2004, with live messages through Sally. Pilgrims from all over the United States have visited Our Lady of Toledo Shrine to hear messages from Mary and Jesus.

At the request of Mary and Jesus, Sally purchased 20 acres of land in the little town of Oregon, Ohio. There, she established the Shrine on the specific property they desired. Many volunteers came forward with money, time, and talents to make their mission happen. This mission is inclusive of all faith denominations working together to end abortion. After many ups and downs, Sally was directed to purchase two more homes for unwed mothers and babies and initiate plans for a Women and Children’s Care Center on the property.