Category Archives: Illinois

First Class Relic of Mother Teresa Visiting 2 Parishes in Chicago Through August 3, 2016

A drop of Blessed Mother Teresa’s blood that is permanently housed at the Missionary of Charity convent in Pilsen is visiting 2 parishes in Chicago. The relic is currently at St. Bride Catholic Church in the South Shore area and will … 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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Venerate Relic of St. Peregrine at Assumption Catholic Church in Chicago

I was in downtown Chicago on business this week and only had a small window of free time.  I looked up the closest Catholic Church in walking distance to my hotel and found that Assumption Catholic Church was only a … Continue reading

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1500 Relics for Public Veneration at National Shine of Our Lady of the Snows in Chicago, Illinois

The 200 acre outdoor National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Chicago, Illinois is the largest in the country. It has an ampitheater, several gardens, an outdoor way of the cross, a rosary court and a relic chapel … Continue reading

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Largest First Class Relic of St. Jude in North America is in Chicago, Illinois

Dominican National Shrine of St. Jude Chicago, IL The Dominican National Shrine of St. Jude was opened in 1929 within St. Pius V Parish and is home to the arm of St. Jude, reported the largest relic of an apostle … Continue reading

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150 Relics at Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago, Illinois

There are over 150 first and second class relics that are kept at the Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago, Illinos. Among the relics are those of famous and lesser known saints, the 12 apostles, the true cross, the rock … Continue reading

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Largest Collection of Relics & Memorabilia of St. Therese Outside of Lisieux, France is in Illinois

The National Shrine of St. Therese in Darien, Illinois includes a chapel and a museum that has the largest collection of St. Therese relics and memorabilia outside of Lisieux, France. The collection includes relics, an original oil painting of her done … Continue reading

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