September’s Ohio Oddity

Bonnie Zurcher standing at base of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Windsor, Ohio

Our “Oho Oddities” this month features this gigantic statue of the Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Windsor, Ohio at the Servants of Mary Center for Peace on Ireland Road.

The fifty-foot tall statue is made entirely of more than a half-million mosaic tiles and was built by volunteers at the center.  It stands overlooking a reflecting pond which is surrounded by illuminated foot-tall rosary beads.

The statue and the center was the idea of Ed and Pat Heinz who purchased the fifty-acre farm back in 1987.  The statue was built in the early 1990′s.

The Center for Peace is located at 6601 Ireland Road, Windsor, Ohio,  440-272-5380 or you can visit their website at

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