St. Padre Pio Relic Tour September 2017

Padre Pio Relic Tour Catholic Pilgrimage Sites

The relics of St. Padre Pio will be touring a small number of parishes beginning tomorrow.  The relics include his hair, blood from his wounds, shirt with blood of his stigmata, a piece of his habit, one of the gloves used to cover his stigmata.

The tour schedule is as follows.  As always, these are subject to change without notice, so please double check with the Parish before going.

  • September 24, 2017- Relics of St. Padre PioSt. Theresa Catholic Church, Trumbull, CT, veneration 6:30am -7pm with Mass at 10:30am

St. Padre Pio, pray for us!

You can find other relics that are on tour at our Relics & Events page.

 

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100th Anniversary Jubilee of Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, A Plenary Indulgence, & the Fatima Tour For Peace

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. In honor of this important centennial, Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year from the 27th of November 2016 till the 26th of November 2017. As part of the Jubilee Year, the Holy Father has granted the opportunity for the Catholic faithful to obtain a plenary indulgence under the normal conditions (detachment from sin, confession, communion, and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father) and meeting ONE of the following sets of conditions:

  1. Make a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Fatima in Portugal, “devotedly participate” in prayer or celebration in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray the “Our Father” and the “Creed” and invoke Our Lady of Fatima;
  2. Make a visit to an image or statue of Our Lady of Fatima that is on display for public veneration in any Church, Oratory, or “adequate place” on the anniversary days of the apparitions (the 13th of each month from May – October 2017) and “devotedly participate” in prayer or celebration in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray the “Our Father” and the “Creed” and invoke Our Lady of Fatima;
  3. If due to age, illness, or other serious reason are unable to meet either of the above sets of conditions should offer on the days of the apparitions (the 13th of each month from May – October 2017) join “spiritually the jubilee celebrations, offering with confidence to the merciful God through Mary their prayers and pains, or the sacrifices of their own life” in front of an image of Our Lady of Fatima while having repented of all of their sins with the firm intention of carrying our the normal conditions for an indulgence including confession and communion.

To celebrate the Centennial of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima the World Apostolate for Fatima USA has undertaken the Fatima Tour For Peace, a tour of 100 Dioceses with the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima.  The tour is a “nation-wide call to prayer and penance for peace in our nation and conversion of hearts.”  The tour began in 2016 visiting Dioceses east of the Mississippi and will visit Dioceses west of the Mississippi through December 20, 2017.  The current schedule is below and we will make updates as we receive them.  Please call the church or visit their website before making the trip as the schedule is subject to change without notice.  A pilgrimage to venerate the statue of Our Lady of Fatima Tour for Peace would meet the second set of conditions above for receiving a plenary indulgence as part of the Jubilee Year. 

International Pilgrim Virgin Statue US Tour of Peace Catholic Pilgrimage Sites

JANUARY 2017

  • January 12, 2017 –EWTN Chapel, Birmingham, AL

FEBRUARY 2017

MARCH 2017

  • March 2, 2017 – St. Monica Catholic Church, Duluth, GA, 8am-7pm

If you would like to have the statue visit your Parish have your Parish Priest contact Katie Moran at 330-647-3833 or kmoran@bluearmy.com and Patrick Sabat, psabat@bluearmy.com. Permission from the Bishop of your Diocese is required and dates are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Other events will be taking place throughout the year, so please check the website often for updates and follow us on Facebook.

For other events taking place in 2017, please visit our Relics & Events page.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

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Information about the plenary indulgence was taken from English translation, made by the WAF International Secretariat, of the text in Portuguese released by the Sanctuary of Fatima about the plenary indulgence for the Jubilee Year. https://wafusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Plenary-Indulgence-Centennial-Fatima-Apparitions-2017.pdf

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First Class Relic of Pope St. John Paul II Tours Archdiocese of Portland in November

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A first class relic of Pope St. John Paul II, a vial of his blood, will be touring several parishes in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon from November 8 to November 18, 2016.

Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wotjayla in 1920 in in Krakow, Poland.  After World War II he entered a reopened seminary and became a priest in 1946.  He became Pope in 1978 and severed the second longest Papal term since St. Peter.  He was beatified on the feast of Divine Mercy, which he implemented when he canonized St. Faustina, and was canonized himself on April 27, 2014.

Pope St. John Paul II, pray for us!

For other relics on tour and available for veneration visit our Relics & Events page.

 

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Heart Relic of St. John Berchmans Available for Veneration in Louisiana in December

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For the first time in 395 years, the heart relic of St. John Berchmans will leave Belgium.  It’s destination is Louisiana to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the miracle that occurred at the Shrine at Berchmans Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, the only approved apparition in the United States.  In 1866, through the intercession of St. John Berchmans, a young novice of the Society of the Sarcred Heart, Mary Wilson was miraculously healed. St. John Berchmans appeared to Mary on her deathbed after her prayer for intercession and told her he came by the order of God. The infirmary where the miracle took place was converted to a shrine and is the only place in the United States where the exact spot of a miracle and apparition has been preserved as a shrine.  The Shrine has long been on our list of Catholic Pilgrimage Sites and is part of Berchmans Academy of the Sacred Heart Catholic School, the only school in the United States to have had a miracle take place.

The heart relic of St. John Berchmans will be available for public veneration at the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans in Shreveport, LA from December 8-18, 2016.  Please check the website or call before you go as relics coming from other countries have been delayed for unexpected reasons or held up in customs in the past.  There will also be special events and speakers during that time.  Please check the special website website created for the exposition of this relic for additional details. Pilgrims can also obtain a plenary indulgence for the veneration of this relic under the usual conditions.

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St. John Berchmans is the patron Saint of Altar Servers.

For other relics on tour and available for veneration visit our Relics & Events page and to find other Catholic Pilgrimage sites in the United States please visit our Sites by State page.

St. John Berchmans, pray for us!

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First Class Relics of St. Anthony of Padua Touring Vancouver, B.C. and Colorado in October 2016

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Two relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be available for Veneration at several parishes in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and the Denver area of Colorado beginning on October 5, 2016 and running until October 23, 2016.  One of the relics is a piece of his floating rib and is the same relic that Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, held as he led a procession in Buenos Ares, Argentina in 2000 and was received by Sister Lucia, who was one of the children that received the message from Our Lady of Fatima.  Watch the video to learn more about the relics of St. Anthony that will be available for veneration during the tour.

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

  • October 5, 2016 –First Class Relics of St. Anthony, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Veneration begins at 5:30 PM, Mass at 6:30 PM
  • October 6, 2016 –First Class Relics of St. Anthony, St. Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada, Veneration 12 Noon to 8:30 PM
  • October 7, 2016 –First Class Relics of St. Anthony, Our Lady of Fatima, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Veneration 12 Noon to 8:30 PM
  • October 9, 2016 –First Class Relics of St. Anthony, St. Anthony of Padua Church, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Veneration 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • October 10, 2016 –First Class Relics of St. Anthony, St. Patrick’s Parish, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Veneration 9 AM to 12 Noon
  • October 11, 2016 –First Class Relics of St. Anthony, St. Helen’s Church, Burnaby, BC, Canada, Veneration 3 PM to 8:30 PM
  • October 12, 2016 –First Class Relics of St. Anthony, St. Anthony’s Parish, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Veneration: All day between masses, Mass times:  8 AM and 7 PM
  • October 14, 2016 –First Class Relics of St. Anthony, St. Rafka Maronite Church, Lakewood, CO, Veneration: 4 PM until 9 PM
  • October 18, 2016 –First Class Relics of St. Anthony, All Souls Catholic Parish, Englewood, CO, Veneration: 8 AM to 8 PM

 

St. Anthony is a Doctor of the Church and is the patron saint of lost things, barren women, sailors, the poor and travelers

For other relics on tour and available for veneration visit our Relics & Events page.

St. Anthony, pray for us!

 

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Relics of St. Francis of Assisi in the United States

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We are fortunate to have several places in the United States where you can go to venerate the relics of St. Francis of Assisi, a much beloved and popular Saint, year round.

Queen of All Saints Basilica, Chicago, IL – over 150 first and second class relics available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi

St. Hyacinth Basilica (Bazylika Sw. Jacka), Chicago, IL  – over 60 Saint relics available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi

Shrine of All Saints at St. Martha of Bethany Church, Morton Grove, IL – over 1500 Saints relics available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi

St. Mary’s Academy Relic Chapel ,St. Mary, KS – hundreds of relics are available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Monastery, Cleveland, OH  – 75 relics are available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi

Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, Maria Stein, OH – Over 1000 relics available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi

St. Anthony’s Chapel , Pittsburgh, PA – Over 5000 relics available for public veneration- the largest in the world (the Vatican has the largest private collection) and includes a relic of St. Francis of Assisi

In addition to the relics available for veneration, one of the special opportunities that pilgrims have in the United States is at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco, CA which has a scaled replica of St. Francis’s Porziuncola in Assis, Italy, the Benedictine Chapel he restored when God told him, “rebuild my church.”  Pilgrims can obtain a plenary indulgence under the normal conditions for visits to the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4 (the solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi, principal co-patron of the Archdiocese of San Francisco) and visits to the Shrine of the Porziuncola, Our Lady of the Angels on August 2nd each year (within the Porziuncola itself), and once a year on a day chosen by the Christian faithful and as often as they assist in a group pilgrimage visiting The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi or the Shrine of Porziuncola. Take a virtual tour of the church here and of the Porziuncola here.

There are also a couple one-time opportunities to venerate his relics for his feast day on October 4, 2016.

Do you know of an opportunity to venerate the relics of St. Francis of Assisi that is not on our list?  Please email us at catholicpilgrim@hotmail.com and let us know.

For other relics on tour and available for veneration visit our Relics & Events page.

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

 

 

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Mother Teresa Traveling Exhibit & Relic

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A traveling exhibit depicting the life of St. Mother Teresa is visiting the Archdiocese of Atlanta through the end of November.  The exhibit includes 75 full color panels from the Missionaries of Charity and is presented in both English and Spanish.  The exhibit includes a first class relic that will be available for veneration.  Pilgrims are encouraged to bring an item such as a Rosary to touch to the relic (making your item a 3rd class relic!).  The Missionaries of Charity ask for your prayer intentions in lieu of donations.

EXHIBIT SCHEDULE

Please note, schedule is subject to change.  Please check with the individual Parish to confirm schedule before planning your visit.

September 26-29, 2016 – St. Thomas More School, Decatur, GA

September 29-October 3, 2016 –. St. Monica Church, Duluth, GA,  Relic available for public veneration and intercession after daily Masses and all day Saturday and Sunday

October 5-12, 2016 – Holy Spirit Church, Atlanta, GA

October 14-17, 2016 – St. Bernadette Church, Cedartown, GA

October 17-24, 2016- San Felipe de Jesus Mission, Forest Park, GA

October 28-November 2, 2016-  Immaculate Heart of Mary Church,  Atlanta, GA

November 3-6, 2016 – St. Andrew Church, Roswell, GA

November 26-28, 2016- St. Mary Mother of God Church, Jackson, GA

Mother Teresa is well known and much beloved for her work with the poor.  She was canonized on September 4, 2016.

You can see a full list of relics on tour on our Relics and Events page here.

Mother Teresa, pray for us!

 

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