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In 1957, the Shrine of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted was established in Youngstown, Ohio by Romanian-Hungarian Franciscan Friars who fled their homeland during Communist  rule after World War II. The Madonna statue above the shrine's altar is a replica of the original statue from Transylvania, Romania


  • Madonna of Csiksomlyo

  • Statue of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima

  • Image of the Divine Mercy

  • Statue of St. Theresa

  • Image of Saint Padre Pio



  • Monument of the Unborn

  • Statue of Saint Stephen the King

  • Open-air Iron Curtain Stations of the Cross

  • Fatima Statue Display of the Western Hemisphere 

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