The Spiritual Center of Maria Stein, often referred to as the Retreat House, now has two locations in Mercer County, Ohio. In July 2017 the Spiritual Center purchased a local school that had closed, and worked tirelessly to make it into another retreat house. One is located in Maria Stein and the new one is located in Montezuma, close to Grand Lake.
April 12, 2018, Bishop Joseph Binzer officially dedicated and blessed the chapel, as well as the rest of the building. While they expect the building will have a lot of young people in it because it has a full gym and more dorm accommodations rather than private rooms,they created a place where people of any age are welcome. Hopefully people will come there for many years to strengthen their relationship with Christ.
An open house which was held at Montezuma June 20 and 21 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. gathered many people to see it first hand. The good work of the Sisters of the Precious
Blood, when they built the “Retreat House” in Maria Stein in 1961, continues and expands. Thanks be to God!
By Sister Martha Bertke
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