The Cathedral of Saints Simon and Jude presented a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics for our students today. Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross was here with a very special Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2,000 years. Among the treasures are relics of St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. In addition, there is a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world. Our students were 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. Today, the students were so respectful and prayerful in the Hall with the Relics. Even with Smith Hall filled with 5th and 6th graders, you could hear a pin drop. So sweet.
There will be a presentation tonight at 7pm in the Cathedral. 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.