Friday, April 8, 2011

Holy Relics

Today, I had the joy of receiving holy relics from a monastery in Rome. The nuns prepared 40 thecae with 2 relics in each theca. Most of the relics are from the bones of the saints or blessed.

Some of the relics are from: St. Hilary, St. Cyril, St. Albert the Great, St. Alexander, St. Anthony the Abbot, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Leo the Great, St. Peter Chrysologus,  St. Justin, St. Cornelius, St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Apollonia, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Gregory Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nyssa,  St. Gerard Majella,  St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, St. Philip Neri, St. Sixtus II, St. Paschal Baylon, St. Dorothy, St. Julia, and St. Francis Coll.  

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Last week, the young people of the youth group asked me to talk about holy relics this evening. So, I also brought the newly arrived holy relics and blessed them with the relics.

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