Maria Stein Shrine to host cancer prayer service

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MARIA STEIN – Prayer to ask the help of Saint Peregrine, the patron saint of cancer, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16, in the Shrine Adoration Chapel at Maria Stein. The service begins at 2 p.m. It is open to all, especially those who have cancer, doctors and nurses, and those who are concerned about and give care to those with cancer.

The service will include a prayer, song, testimonials and veneration of the relic of Saint Peregrine. Refreshments and a short social period will follow. The relic chapel will be accessible.

All are welcome to attend the service.

The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics was established in 1846 as the Sisters of the Precious Blood original motherhouse.

Mother Maria Anna Brunner founded the Sisters of the Precious Blood in 1834 in Switzerland. The congregation expanded to the United States in 1844 and eight Precious Blood Sisters began perpetual adoration at Maria Stein on Sept. 24, 1846. Father Francis de Sales Brunner, Maria Anna’s son, established 10 major Precious Blood foundations in America.

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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