Category Archives: shrine

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

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 … 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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Largest Collection of Relics & Artifacts of St. Therese Outside of France

I made a brief stop over in Chicago and wanted to visit the National Shrine of St. Therese in Darien, IL.  It was around 2 pm and when I called to make sure they were open (I always recommend calling … Continue reading

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First Class Relics & Exhibit at Saint John Paul II National Shrine

In addition to the National monuments  and the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Washington DC is the home of the Saint John Paul II National  Shrine.  Designated a National Shrine in 2014, the church is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Museum & Shrine of St. Marianne Cope Offers Opportunity to Learn About Her Life and Venerate Her Relics

Today is the feast day of St. Marianne Cope, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, who devoted her life to caring for others.  She lived in New York and led a small group of women to purchase a … Continue reading

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