Last Tuesday (June 1), I did an exposition of holy relics in the library of our elementary school (St. Patrick’s). More than 300 relics were at the exposition. Both the teachers and students enjoyed the exposition. I explained to them the different classes of relics. Also the key of veneration of relics is “connection”. Relics help us to be connected to the past, the present and the future.
The past: they remind us of the good things done by the saints in their bodies
The present: they help us to be in touch with the holy. They help us to remember souls of the saints in heaven. They help us to feel connected to the holy places all over the world.
The future: they strengthen our hope in the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.