MARIA STEIN, Ohio (December 13, 2022) – The winter months can be hard for many people, this service is for all those who battle or are praying for those with anxiety, depression, and mental health issues. We invite everyone to join us on Sunday, January 22 at 2:00pm, as we pray for the intercession of St. Dymphna, the patron saint of mental health. This service, which will be held in the Adoration Chapel, it will include scripture, prayer, reflection, and veneration of the St. Dymphna relic.

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 Rd. in Maria Stein. For more event information, visit www.mariasteinshrine.org.

Who is Saint Dymphna?

  • Saint Dymphna, Virgin and Martyr, pray for us. According to tradition, as with another great saint, St. Philomena, St. Dymphna was martyred as a teenager for her purity when she resisted the advances of a powerful figure. In St. Philomena’s case, it was the Roman emperor Diocletian in the Fourth century.