Shrine to host Adoration for Life

Staff report

MARIA STEIN – The afternoon of Feb. 12 at Maria Stein Shrine will be a “Time to Pray for Greater Respect for Life Before the Blessed Sacrament” as the shrine will host a presentation with respect for all life.

Join others in the Adoration Chapel to pray in solidarity with those who marched to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, D.C. Beginning at 4 p.m. an exposition and reflection on “Womb to Tomb”: An explanation of the Church’s teaching on all issues of life will be led by Matthew Hess, shrine ministries coordinator.

Immediately following, the chapel will remains open for a period of silent reflection from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will conclude following group rosary and benediction at 7:30 p.m. Rosary will be led by members of Mercer County Right to Life.

“The Adoration for Life at the Maria Stein Shrine will be a day for those in the community to gather and pray for greater respect for the dignity of all life in our country and world,” Hess said. “This prayer is centered on the Eucharist, reminding us that humanity is formed in the image and likeness of God. The fullness of the church’s teaching on life, from conception until natural death, will be presented.”

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. People from around the world visit the shrine to explore and enjoy this environment rich in holiness and history. The Relic Chapel is home to the second largest collection of relics of the saints in the United States.

The Shrine is located at 2291 St. John’s Road in Maria Stein. To learn more about the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, visit

Staff report