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Maria Stein in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Maria Stein Convent and Relic Chapel

 
 
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By Don Rosenbeck, January 31, 2018
1. Maria Stein Convent And Relic Chapel Marker
Inscription. The Sisters of the Precious Blood, founded in Switzerland by Maria Anna Brunner in 1834, began their ministry of prayer and education in Mercer County here at Maria Stein (Our Lady of the Rock). Father Francis de Sales Brunner, a Missionary of the Precious Blood, brought the Sisters to American in 1844, and in 1846 established the foundation at Maria Stein, named after a Benedictine Abbey in Switzerland. The convent was the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Precious Blood until 1923. Relics of the saints were brought to this site from Italy in 1875. The present convent and relic chapel (National Marian Shrine of the Holy Relics), built during 1890-1902, were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
 
Erected 2003 by Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton) and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-54.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 24.95′ N, 84° 28.526′ W. Marker is in Maria Stein, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is on St Johns Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2291 St Johns Rd., Maria Stein OH 45860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Don Rosenbeck, January 31, 2018
2. Maria Stein Convent And Relic Chapel
6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St John the Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maria Stein Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Rose Schoolhouse Bell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bowstring Girder (approx. 5.2 miles away); Loramie Summit (approx. 5.2 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maria Stein.
 
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3. Maria Stein Convent
Woodblock Engraving by Paulinus Trost, 1882
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4. Maria Stein Convent And Relic Chapel
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5. Convent Chapel
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6. Relic Chapel
 
 
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