Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics

3-photos_mssLeft, the Eucharistic chapel; middle, statue of Mary of the Rock (Maria im Stein), named after the famous shrine to Mary in Switzerland; right, the main altar in the Relic Chapel houses hundreds of relics from the saints – it is the second largest shrine of relics in the United States.

For more than 160 years, the Maria Stein Shrine has served as a beacon of faith for generations of believers who find it to be a peaceful place for prayer, reflection, and even historical discovery. Maria Stein provides a welcoming, reconciling atmosphere for women and men of all faiths in their quest for God.

The historic Maria Stein Shrine offers various ministries, pilgrim and tourist attractions, and other C.PP.S. facilities. The Shrine includes:

  • The Adoration Chapel
  • The Shrine of the Holy Relics
  • The Heritage Museum
  • The Pilgrim Gift Shop

For more information, visit To view the photo gallery of the renovated Heritage Museum, click here.

Don Desch on the renovated Heritage Museum

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