Author Archives: J. C.

Padre Pio Relics in the United States

You don’t have to go to San Giovanni Rotundo, Italy to venerate the relics of Padre Pio.  There are several places in the United States that have his relics on permanent display for public veneration. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs … Continue reading

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Relic of St. Thomas Becket Visiting London & Canterbury

For the first time in 800 years the relic of St. Thomas Becket normally kept in Eztergom, Hungary is returning to England in a week long tour of London & Canterbury.  Several dignitaries from Hungary will be accompanying the relics … Continue reading

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Updated St. Anthony Relic Tour Schedule for June 2016 – USA, Ireland, Scotland, England, Australia, & Canada

In honor of St. Anthony’s Feast day in June,  four priests from St. Anthony’s Basilica in Italy will be taking relics of the Saint to Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and South Australia. JUNE 2016 SCHEDULE IRELAND … Continue reading

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Padre Pio Relics Touring U.S. & You Can Bring Them to Your Parish

The relics of Padre Pio, are currently touring the United States, accompanied by Fra. Gianmaria DiGiorgio, a pupil of Padre Pio who worked with him as a seminarian.  There are several first class relics of Padre Pio that will be available … Continue reading

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Opportunity to Obtain a Plenary Indulgence – Jubilee Year of the 150th Anniversary of the Redemptorist Mission

The 150th Anniversary of the Mission of the Redemptorists to “make Our Mother of Perpetual Help known throughout the world” was declared a Jubilee Year.  With the pronouncement of the Jubilee Year comes an opportunity for the faithful to obtain … Continue reading

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May & June 2016 Schedule For “Relics of the Passion” Tour

The Apostolate for Holy Relics is conducting a tour of Holy Relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The program, called The Relics of the Passion, will include “a presentation on Divine Mercy as exemplified … Continue reading

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Relic Tour of St. Anthony of Padua in New York, New Jersey & Connecticut in June 2016

The relics of St. Anthony of Pauda will be in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in June and will be accompanied by a Friar from the Messenger of St. Anthony in Padua.  One of the relics is a piece … Continue reading

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Strength of Saints Relic Tour of St. Thomas More & St. John Fisher in Minnesota for Fortnight for Freedom

First let me say that I LOVE the tagline for this relic tour.  One of the wonderful things about the Saints is that we have the opportunity to draw strength from them in our everyday lives and there is really a … Continue reading

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Shrine of St. Katherine Drexel in Philadelphia Closing in 2017

It is with sadness that I share the news that the Shrine of St. Katherine Drexel, located on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, will be closing in 2017.  According to the press release, … Continue reading

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Capuchin Franciscan Relic Tour of St. Padre Pio & St. Leopold Mandic

Image from Vatican Jubilee website   Father John De La Riva of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, was commissioned by the Pope as a Missionary of Mercy and brought back first degree relics from Rome of St. … Continue reading

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