Tag: Relics

Pope wanted apostles’ relics united to encourage Christian unity

Pope wanted apostles’ relics united to encourage Christian unity

| Carol Glatz | September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said giving fragments of St. Peter’s bones to the head of the Church founded by Peter’s brother, St. Andrew, was meant to be a reminder and encouragement of the journey toward Christian unity.

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Hundreds venerate St. John Vianney’s incorrupt heart, pray for renewal in the Church

Hundreds venerate St. John Vianney’s incorrupt heart, pray for renewal in the Church

| Sam Patet | June 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

When St. John Vianney died in 1859, he was one of the most well-known priests in France. Tens of thousands of pilgrims traveled annually to meet him, drawn by his sanctity and ability to read souls in the confessional.

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Venerating St. John Vianney relic strengthens faith, say priests, laity

Venerating St. John Vianney relic strengthens faith, say priests, laity

| Jeff Grant | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The incorruptible heart of St. John Vianney, who used the confessional and his gift of reading hearts to lead thousands of central Europeans away from sin and toward devotion to God during the mid-1800s, made its way through the Diocese of Phoenix the first week of May.

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Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral

Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A hero emerging from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire April 15 is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, who is credited with saving a reliquary containing the crown of thorns and the Blessed Sacrament from the burning cathedral.

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The importance of Holy Relics

The importance of Holy Relics

| May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

– Why do Catholics venerate relics?
– Authenticating and protecting relics: The new Vatican instruction
– Two U.S. Catholic sites hold vast collections of relics

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Why do Catholics venerate relics?

Why do Catholics venerate relics?

| Paul Senz | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The veneration of relics is a fundamentally biblical practice; it is not some sort of innovation in the centuries after Christ. On the contrary, as Scripture reveals, the veneration of relics was widely practiced, in one form or another, by ancient Jews as well.

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Two U.S. Catholic sites hold vast collections of relics

Two U.S. Catholic sites hold vast collections of relics

| Kelly Bothum | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics in Ohio is home to more than 1,153 relics, ranging from slivers of Christ’s cross and part of St. Joseph’s tunic to a piece of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s habit and a snippet of hair from St. Teresa of Kolkata.

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Authenticating and protecting relics: The new Vatican instruction

Authenticating and protecting relics: The new Vatican instruction

| Mike Nelson | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The significance of relics in the church is well crystallized by the Gospel story of the woman desperate to stop her bleeding who approached Jesus, believing, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured” (Mt 9:20-22).

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St. Sharbel relics on display at Minneapolis parish

St. Sharbel relics on display at Minneapolis parish

| October 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

Relics of St. Sharbel will be on display at St. Maron in Minneapolis Oct. 8 and 9. The relics will be on display all day Oct. 8 and 5-10 p.m. Oct. 9.

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Padre Pio’s relics to stop in Wisconsin Sept. 20-21

Padre Pio’s relics to stop in Wisconsin Sept. 20-21

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A glove and blood-stained cotton gauze are among the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — better known as “Padre Pio” — that will be on display Sept. 20 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Sept. 21 in Milwaukee.

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Musing on saints’ teeth

Musing on saints’ teeth

| Bishop Robert Barron | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I write these words from Milan, Italy, where I am with my Word on Fire team filming new episodes for our Pivotal Players series. I’ve seen lots of marvelous things on this trip, including the ruins of the ancient baptistery under the Milan Cathedral where, in the spring of 387, St. Augustine was baptized by St. Ambrose. But the most fascinating sight I’ve taken in is the vested and mitered skeleton of that same Ambrose, which rests in the basilica that bears his name, not far from the Cathedral.

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Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Goodness, virtue and holiness: This is the secret to the lives and martyrdom of these two saints,” said John Boyle, a University of St. Thomas professor of theology and Catholic Studies, of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. “They worked hard at knowing and loving their sweet savior, Jesus Christ.”

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