In 1952, a major relic of St. Odilia was brought to the Crosier community in Onamia, Minn., and a shrine in her honor was set up in the priory chapel, where the reliquary is currently housed.
St. Odilia has promised her intercession on behalf of the Crosiers and all those who invoke her aid. For centuries it has been the practice of the Crosiers to bless water in honor of St. Odilia, dipping her relic in it and asking God to give it “power against all diseases and bodily infirmities.” Many have been cured through her intercession.
You may visit the National Shrine of St. Odilia between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you would like a Crosier to greet you, please call ahead at 320.532.3103.
Onamia is located about 90 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul off Hwy. 169.
At the junction of Hwy. 169 and Hwy. 27, exit west on 27 (the Crosier buildings are visible from the highway.)
To enter the monastery parking lot, make a right turn at the first street (Crosier Drive). Holy Cross Center and Holy Cross Church are at the far end of the parking lot. The Shrine of St. Odilia is in the church.
There is street-level entry to the church through Holy Cross Center (to the left of the church), where an elevator may be used to enter the church. Restrooms are also located there.
For further assistance, please call 320.532.3103.