MARIA STEIN, Ohio (November 3, 2022) – A special event featuring Emanuele Fontanini of the world-renowned House of Fontanini, makers of Italian nativities for more than 110 years.

Mr. Fontanini will be at the Pilgrim Gift Shop in the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics on December 2nd, from 2-4pm. During this time, Mr. Fontanini will be signing the 2022 touring figurine – Elisha. Enter the Fontanini Raffle for your chance to win a 2022 and 2021 Tour Piece, 2022 Ornament, Creche and Nativity Figurines and Nativity Stories Book, over $350 value! Raffle tickets are 5 for $10, to purchase tickets come into the Pilgrim Gift Shop or go online to

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.