Founded in 1875, the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics provides faith nourishment and spiritual renewal through opportunities for prayer and pilgrimage and inspiration from the lives of the saints. We invite you to visit, explore and enjoy an environment rich in holiness and history.
The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics is situated on nearly 21 acres of beautifully landscaped, peaceful rolling grounds in rural Maria Stein, Ohio. The grounds of the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics include many unique opportunities for walking, reflection, and prayer in a peaceful environment.
Pilgrims are encouraged to explore the grounds, appreciate the beautiful architecture, stroll along sacred paths and enjoy an environment of serenity and solitude. There is no better place than the Shrine, rich in holiness and history, to deepen your spirituality.
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Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics provides an atmosphere of peace, prayer and hospitality for faith nourishment and spiritual renewal through opportunities for prayer and pilgrimage and inspiration from the lives of the saints.
It is a destination for visitors and pilgrims seeking spiritual renewal in a restful, quiet and peaceful place. Private, communal and Eucharistic prayer offer opportunities for healing and comfort. The Shrine has national recognition for its focus on the lives of the saints. It is also known for its Heritage Museum, which chronicles the Sisters’ contributions to the spiritual development of the area.
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Since 1844 the Sisters of the Precious Blood have served God’s people in the United States in fields of education, pastoral ministry, health care and social services: in schools, orphanages, nursing homes, parishes and seminaries. Their ministries have spread the influence and spirituality of the Sisters of the Precious Blood to many states in this country, to Guatemala in Central America, and to Chile in South America.
The Maria Stein Shrine is the second largest collection of Holy Relics of Saints in the United States, holding over 1,000 relics on display including relics of the True Cross.
The process of becoming a Saint does not usually begin until five years after his or her death, which allows time for the person's virtuous and saintly reputation to grow.
Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics
Shrine, Museum & Gift Shop Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Noon - 4:00PM
Closed on major holidays.
"Enter Devoutly O'Pilgrim, for there is no place holier than this on the New Continent"
- welcoming message inscribed on the archway above the entrance to the Relic Chapel.
**The Shrine will be closed April 19-21, 2019 for Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday**
Mid-Day Prayer: M - F 11:45am
Eucharistic Adoration: T, W, Th 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Mass: Saturday 10:00am (confession at 9:30am)
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