Shrine of the Holy Relics.

Shrine of the Holy Relics

Field review by the editors.

Maria Stein, Ohio

Quietly tended by the Sisters of the Precious Blood, over 1,200 relics -- often tiny slivers of Catholic Saint remains -- are held in golden stands and lockets hung on chapel walls. Fourteen different Jesus relics are at the National Marian Shrine of the Holy Relics, including a crucifix nail, a thorn from His crown, and pieces of His cradle and the Last Supper table. The actual body of Saint Victoria (imported from Italy, we think) lays under the Sacred Heart Altar.

The Maria Stein Shrine claims to be the second largest Holy Relic collection in the U.S., offering a display that is memorable even for the casually curious. Ninety-five percent of the relics, we are assured, are first class, authenticated by the Vatican.

In addition, on the property you will find the diminutive Chapel in the Woods, which features an ornately carved scene from Hell on the altar.

Shrine of the Holy Relics

Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics

Address:
2291 St. Johns Rd, Maria Stein, OH
Directions:
Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics. From I-75 drive west on Rte 119 to Maria Stein, then turn right on Saint John's Rd.
Hours:
M-Th 9:30-6, F-Sa 9:30-4, Su 12-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
419-925-4532
Admission:
Donation.
RA Rates:
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