Fr. Mike Ford, Director of The Dominican Shrine of St. Jude will be conducting a lecture on “Catholic Devotions and Relics” at the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center at Purdue University on February 17, 2016 in West Layfette, Indiana. The event will include the opportunity to venerate the forearm relic of St. Jude, the largest relic of the saint and any Apostle outside of Rome as well as the relics of 7 other saints including St. Dominic, OP; St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P.; St Raymond of Penafort, O.P.; St. Martins DePorres, O.P.; St. Maria Goretti; St. John Vianney; and Pope St. Pius X. The evening will conclude with a prayer service and an opportunity for all participants to receive a blessing with the St. Jude Oil.
The relic of St. Jude permanently resides at the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude in Chicago, Illinois and is featured on our list of pilgrimage sites by state. Encased in a silver reliquary, the relic was presented to the shrine in 1949 for the 20th anniversary of the shrine’s dedication to St. Jude. It holds a place of honor and is on display for veneration by the public along with three smaller relics of the saint. Make sure to call or check the website before you go to ensure that the relic will be available and isn’t traveling.
For more information about this event or the St. Jude relic, contact The Shrine of St. Jude. If you’re interested in having the Ministries of the Shrine visit your parish or organization fill out the form here.
To find other relics that are on tour and available for veneration visit the Relics & Events page.