The Marion Community was built on a strong religious foundation. That foundation is evident as you approach each community and notice a vibrant catholic church. These churches include Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Precious Blood, St. John the Baptist, St. Nicholas, St. Rose and St. Sebastian. The structures highlight the hard work and dedication of the early German Catholic settlers of the region.
All of the Marion Community churches as well as other area religious attractions, including the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, a former convent, and the St. Charles Senior Living Community in Carthagena, a former seminary, are registered on the National Register of Historic Places and are a part of the Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches Byway. Additional information about the Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches can be found through the following links, provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation and Wikipedia.
The catholic churches in the Marion Community are members of two parish clusters as shown below.
The Marion Catholic Community Cluster
7428 State Route 119
Maria Stein, OH 45860
Includes Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Precious Blood, St. John the Baptist, St. Rose and St. Sebastian.
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
128 Church Street
Osgood, OH 45351
OTHER RELIGIOUS ATTRACTIONS
Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics
2291 St. Johns Road
Maria Stein, Ohio 45860
St. Charles Senior Living Community
2860 State Route 127
Celina, Ohio 45822