Category Archives: California

Fortnight for Freedom St. Thomas More & John Fisher Relic Tour

As part of the Fortnight for Freedom the relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher are on tour as “Witnesses to Freedom.”  Also, known as the “Strength of Saints” tour, there are stop scheduled in several Dioceses in … 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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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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Forearm Relic of St. Jude Visiting Simi Valley

The forearm of St. Jude, reported to be the largest relic of an Apostle outside of Rome will be visiting St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Simi Valley, California January 11-13, 2016.  There will be a healing Mass each … Continue reading

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Relic Tour of Over 150 Relics Resumes

Treasures of the Church, which brought us the relics of St. Maria Goretti, is resuming their normal tour to parishes with over 150 relics that include a piece of the veil of the Virgin Mary, St. Therese, St. Thomas Aquinas, … Continue reading

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Visit Site Where Blessed Junipero Serra Spent Final Years of His Life at Mission of San Carlos Borromeo in California

Founded by Padre Junipero Serra in 1771 the Mission of San Carlos Borromeo  in Carmel, California, was elevated to the status of minor Basilica by Pope John XXIII in 1960. It is a registered National Historic Landmark and one of … Continue reading

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Take a Trip Down the Califonia Mission Trail

There are 21 missions that make up the California Historic Missions Trail that stretches from San Diego to Sonoma. The first mission was built in 1769 and the last mission was built in 1823. Most of the missions are still … Continue reading

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