Monday, April 12, 2010

Inspiring Relics

Last Friday, I led a retreat & exposition of relics for the Confirmation students from Corpus Christi Parish

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On Saturday, I did another exposition at St. Patrick’s High School for adults who attended the Spring Institute of the Archdiocese. Here are some new relics I used for the exposition.

Spiritual Director of St. Faustina (Divine Mercy):

 

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Young  Mystics:

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Bone of Blessed Maria Droste zu Vischering (the 2nd St. Margret Mary--- her private revelations prompted Pope Leo XIII to consecrate the whole human race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus):

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Seven Spanish Martyrs (Bone & clothes wore by them when executed):

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Martyr from Thailand: 

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Bone relic of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, who was a lover of holy relics herself:

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Here are some beautiful quotations from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich about holy relics:

“It was before her last confinement, and she had begged me for some kind of holy relic to support her, so I gave her this little bundle, which I saw shining and as though it had once been in contact with the Mother of God.” – Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich


“I did not then know its exact contents, I only saw that it shone, that it was a holy relic and had been in contact with the Mother of God.” – Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich


“They are shining: what treasures we possess, more valuable than a kingdom.” – Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

“Take care of that label! The relic shines; it is authentic!” – Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich