Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Diocese of Charlotte event...

Sacred Relics Of The Saints: Treasures Of The Church

St. Ann Parish presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Saturday July 16 at 5:30pm (following the 4:30 pm Mass). Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with his very special ministry to teach about these holy objects. He will bring with him over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Ann, St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux, St.Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. In addition, there will also be present a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world. Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic. In the Church’s history many miracles and healings have been worked in the presence of relics, and many have been healed through this ministry. Please do not miss this opportunity. You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession.

I'll be there, how 'bout you?


Cruise the Groove. said...

How great!

ollie said...

Sorry - "a portion of the veil of our Lady"? Difficult to accept the thousands of "portions of the True Cross.... would have made the Cross hundreds of feet tall if all the "portions" in the world were put together, but Our Lady's veil? We have enough difficulty with the Shroud of Turin and it's authentication - this is just too much. Saints bones and belongings - OK but let us not hold ourselves up to ridicule.

Cruise the Groove. said...

All these relics on display at St Anns come with official Holy See documentation to them.
I have contacted the pastor of St Anns and he has assured me of that.

There is no problem with the authentic "authentication" of the Shroud of Turin, and there is none with the true Cross and Our Ladys Veil, if the Vatican has stepped in to assure us in the treasure's of Holy Mother the Church, of the authenticity of these sacramentals.

Mimi said...

What a blessing!

Sally Thomas said...

Now to convince my son that this is what he wants to do on his birthday.

Anonymous said...

This is similar to the 'Treasures of Heaven' exhibition being held at the British Museum here in London. At first I thought it was unusually open-minded of the Museum and a chance to see some rare relics, but then a friend pointed out that it completely upholds a secular worldview: relics are quaint and slightly creepy phenomenon that less advanced people believed in a long time ago; hey, let's hold an exhibition and gawp at them without any uncomfortable references to worship like there would be in a church. Sorry for the rant, this post just reminded me of that exhibition. Thank God your one is happening in a church context.

Katherine T. Lauer said...


I understand you know my friend Fr. B.G. in Rome! He gave me your blog link. We live in Charlotte too and are parishioners at St. Ann's. (Unfortunately, we'll be out of town when the relics visit, which is so disappointing.)

This is my blog:


The Crescat said...

Katherine, how nice to 'meet' you. The Catholic internet world is a small one indeed.

I plan to blog about the relics and take nice pictures, if they permit.