Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Sacred Relics Of The Saints: Treasures Of The Church

FAIRFIELD—Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Fairfield will be presenting a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Sunday March 3 at 2:30 pm, followed by a display in the parish hall until 5:30 pm.

Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be in attendance with a very special Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2,000 years.

“We are very grateful to Father Carlos Martins for the opportunity to host this amazing Relic display,” said Father Cipriani, pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption.

Among the treasures will be relics of 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.

A portion of the veil of Our Lady will also be present, 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. Those in attendance are encouraged to bring articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members which they will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession.

“More than just seeing Relics, this is a deeply spiritual experience and often involves healings of many kinds. Prior to the Relic viewing, in Father Carlos’ words, he will not simply discuss the relevance and meaning of Relics, but he will preach the word regarding the significance of Relics and their impact upon our faith and spiritual and even physical well-being,” said Father Cipriani.

(For more information, see the full event on our website calendar at: www.dobcalendar.bridgeportdiocese.org.)