Register for Our Annual Conference to be held on Oct. 28-30

Under the Mantle of Hope - Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Mr. Geo, husband of Servant of God Maria Esperanza and her son and daughters, Fr. Peter Prusakiewicz, CSMA, the Apostles of the Interior Life

Coming Soon!

Our Line-up of 2017 Events will be available soon.  Please check our website for future announcements.  Sign-up for our email newsletters.

Registration Information

Please do one of the following:

  • Click on Register Online in the title bar 

  • Email (Vanessa) osmm@sbcglobal.net with your contact information

  • Call Mariann (618) 292-8039

  • Call Ann (618) 267-3876

If no one answers, please leave your complete information and someone will return your call!

All retreats are held: Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, 318 N. 8th St. Vandalia, IL 62471

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Our list will amaze you.

Apostolates and Special Events

Relics for Veneration by the Faithful

Vestments and Altar Linens Available for Purchase

Vestments for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Mass.

Through our Community member, Anna, we are able to order beautiful handmade vestments and altar linens from Poland. Check out some samples of selected items. There are many more items available. Click on Vestments in the Menu Bar for more information. Great gift idea for your parish.

Deliverance Ministry at OSMM

In addition to our retreats, we now have times available here at OSMM during the week in which deliverance prayers will be offered individually by a priest. Call Debbie for information and details—618.292.9852

OSMM is offering this new ministry to bring Hope, Reconciliation and Mercy to Wounded Souls.

We are a Private Diocesan Association of the Faithful and this new ministry and all of our offerings are with the approval of our Bishop, the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki.

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Auxilium Christianorum

Please Pray these Prayers Daily.

This site contains prayers for priests associated with Auxilium Christianorum so that their apostolate in driving out demons is efficacious. It also provide prayers for the members - priests, laity, family and friends - so that they are not adversely affected by the demonic. Please pray the prayers for lay people to assist this apostolate.

Betania XVI Community

See our latest video from Betania, Venezuela!


Pilgrimage to Betania

The message of love and family unity from Our Lady can be found in Betania, Venezuela. We have traveled many times to the beautiful grotto built there to honor the place where the Blessed Mother appeared to Maria Esperanza. Each time, we and the pilgrims who accompany us, feel the love and presence of Our Lady. The beautiful shrine, chapel and many devotional areas will raise your minds and hearts to prayer. It is truly a piece of heaven on earth.

Our next pilgrimage will be December 7-16, 2016

Click on the tab, "Pilgrimage to Betania" at the top of page for detailed information.


Mary, Virgin and Mother, Reconciler of All Peoples and Nations

Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry

Betania XVI Community

Our Lady, Reconciler of All Peoples and Nations, Pray for Us.

Servant of God Maria Esperanza, Pray For Us.

The Story of Betania, Venezuela

Learn more about the Betania Foundation 



“N”, or ن​, is the first letter of the Arabic word for Christian, “Nasrani” or Nazarene. It has become the symbol of solidarity for Iraqi Christians who are being forced by ISIS to leave their homes unless they convert to Islam, pay a fine, or face ‘death by the sword.’

Please recite the rosary in support of persecuted Christians throughout the world.