This Lenten Season (and also during Easter), I am giving talks & retreats almost once a week. The themes of my talks have to do with saints and blessed. One main theme is to perform prayer, penance, and works of mercy with the saints. The first retreat was given last Saturday in Coquitlam @ the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (in Chinese). The sacred relics were grouped according to the Mysteries of the Rosary (Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, & Glorious). During the retreat, the participants prayed before the relics, took photos, touched relics with devotional objects, and wrote prayer petitions to the saint & blessed.
Biography of saint & list of relics:
My favorite relics @ the exposition:
Hair of Venerable Gabriel Allegra, a holy priest from my homeland-- Hong Kong. He died in January 26, 1976.
My friend gave this relic to me. It was given to her in 1977. My friend at that time would see ghosts (evil spirits) often, and after receiving this relic, she prayed to Venerable Gabriel Allegra for about a month, and after that she never saw ghosts again. I hope this story can help to encourage you to trust in the power of intercessions of the saints.
Venerable Gabriel Allegra translated the Bible into Chinese. He was also the exorcist in Hong Kong.
Hairs of Venerable Gabriel Allegra and Blessed Frederic Jansoone (both Franciscan priests) in a container.
Saints of Canossian Order (Saint Magdalen of Canossa and Saint Josephine Bakhita). The retreat on coming Saturday will be for the past students of Canossian schools in Hong Kong.
Children of Fatima (Particles of the original coffins of Blessed Fancisco & Jacinta). Remember the message of prayer and sacrifice.
Relics received today:
Bones of Blessed Mary Stella and her 10 Companions.