New Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics vestments blessed


The Rev. Alex Witt is pictured with seamstresses Mary Honigford and Kathy Homan. Seated is Doris Ann Will. Not pictured are Jerry Will and McKenna Gels.

The Rev. Alex Witt is pictured with seamstresses Mary Honigford and Kathy Homan. Seated is Doris Ann Will. Not pictured are Jerry Will and McKenna Gels.


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The Rev. Alex Witt blessed the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics’ new vestment set before wearing them in a special mass.


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MARIA STEIN – The Maria Stein Shrine blessed its new vestment set on Monday, The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

This set replaces the original set, made more than 50 years ago, by Sisters of the Precious Blood and designed by Sister Eileen Tomlinson, C.PP.S.

These vestments were made possible by a donation from the Jerry and Doris Ann Will family. They were the work of Kathy Homan, Mary Honigford and McKenna Gels.

“We are thankful for the generous donation of the Will family, the talented and skillful hands of the ladies who labored out of love to make them and for Father Alex Witt blessing the stunning vestments before wearing them in a special mass,” Shrine President Don Rosenbeck said. “We hope that these vestments, which reflect the vibrancy of the Maria Stein Shrine, will be a source of faith for generations to come.”

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 mariasteinshrine.org.

The Rev. Alex Witt is pictured with seamstresses Mary Honigford and Kathy Homan. Seated is Doris Ann Will. Not pictured are Jerry Will and McKenna Gels.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/02/web1_WEB-20190211_141916.jpgThe Rev. Alex Witt is pictured with seamstresses Mary Honigford and Kathy Homan. Seated is Doris Ann Will. Not pictured are Jerry Will and McKenna Gels. Courtesy photo

The Rev. Alex Witt blessed the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics’ new vestment set before wearing them in a special mass.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/02/web1_WEB-IMG_2896.jpgThe Rev. Alex Witt blessed the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics’ new vestment set before wearing them in a special mass. Courtesy photo