From the Oratory:
What: Treasures of the Church – Sacred Relics of the Saints – Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross
Where: Saint Francis de Sales Oratory on corner of Ohio and Gravois
– Friday, July 22, at 5 PM in the hall – Presentation by Fr. Martins
– Friday, July 22, at ~6 PM exhibition opened in the church
– Saturday, July 23, at 9 AM in the hall – Presentation by Fr. Martins
– Saturday, July 23, at ~10 AM exhibition in the church
Attention: The exhibition in the church won’t be opened before the end of Fr. Martin’s presentation in the hall.
Treasures Of The Church
Sacred Relics of The Saints
St. Francis de Sales Oratory presents a conference on and exposition of Sacred Relics on Friday July 22 at 5:00 PM and on Saturday July 23 at 9:00 AM. Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with his very special ministry to teach about these holy objects. He will bring with him over 150 relics, some of which are believed to be as old as 2000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Francis de Sales, St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. In addition, there will also be present a piece of what is believed to be the veil of Our Lady, as well as one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world. Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic. In the Church’s history many miracles and healings have been worked in the presence of relics, and many have been healed through this ministry. Please do not miss this opportunity. You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession.