Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. During the above hours of adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship the Eucharistic presence of Christ continually.
The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics is situated on nearly 30 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. The Shrine's religious, genealogical, cultural and architectural history is of interest to visitors from around the world.
Pilgrims are encouraged to explore the grounds, appreciate the beautiful architecture, stroll along sacred paths and enjoy an environment of serenity and solitude. Prayers are available to accompany your journey. There is no better place than the Shrine, rich in holiness and history, to deepen your spirituality.
Some of the Shrine's notable features include a beautiful courtyard featuring Stations of the Cross, an Angel Garden, a Statue Garden, the original tower entrance and the original bell from the former Convent built in 1860, a spring-fed, hand-dug well, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, the Chapel in the Woods, and so much more!
The 1,400 sq. ft. Heritage Museum re-opened in June 2015, following an extensive renovation, creating six distinct galleries designed to interpret the early settlement of southern Auglaize and Mercer counties in Ohio.
The first relics were brought to the area by Fr. Francis de Sales Brunner, who founded most of the local churches and convents, bringing priests, brothers and sisters of the Precious Blood communities to America.