Maria Stein Shrine to host St. Dymphna Prayer Service

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MARIA STEIN – Prayer to ask the help of Saint Dymphna, the patron saint of those suffering from neurological and mental health conditions, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Shrine Adoration Chapel at Maria Stein. The service begins at 2:30 p.m. It is open to the public, especially those who personally suffer from, are concerned about, and give care to those suffering from these conditions.

The service will include a prayer, song, testimonials and veneration of the relic of St. Dymphna. Robert Skipper, LPCC, will be the guest speaker for the event. He is the owner of Robert Skipper and Associates Pastoral Counseling. The core of his practice is pastoral counseling, which uses sound theological understanding, along with professional behavioral and clinical practice and experience. Refreshments and a short social period will follow. The relic chapel will be accessible.

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 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

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