Exhibit in Bethel to feature apparent piece of Jesus’ cross

BETHEL—More than 150 items that once belonged to various saints will be on display Thursday at St. Mary Church.

The traveling exhibit, called “Treasures of the Church,” features one of the largest pieces of the cross where it is believed Jesus Christ was crucified. Another highlight is the part of a veil that is believed to have belonged to the Virgin Mary.

The display also includes sacred relics from St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas and other saints.

Father Carlos Martins, who runs the exhibit, will give a presentation at 6:30 pm. Afterward, attendees will be able to view and pray with the relics for the rest of the night, the church said.

Martins has brought “Treasures of the Church” to almost 200 Catholic dioceses in various countries, according to its website.

By Julia Perkins   |   NewsTimes