June 16-17: Sacred Relics of the Saints + Plenary Indulgence

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Wednesday June 16 AND Thursday June 17 at 6:30 pm.  Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with an extraordinary Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years.  Among the treasures will be relics of St. John the Evangelist, St. Joseph, 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.  There will also be a portion of the Veil of Our Lady and 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.  Throughout history, many healings have been worked in the presence of relics; and many have been come about through this ministry.  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.

Come and spend time with the Church Triumphant as we welcome over 150 relics of the saints who rest in the beatific vision.

The Holy Father has issued a special plenary indulgence for all attendees of a Treasures of the Church exposition. The decree is attached.  The indulgence is granted under the usual conditions:

  1. Prayer for the Holy Father and for his intentions (I will lead these on the day of the exposition).
  2. Reception of Sacramental Confession within 20 days of attending the exposition.
  3. Reception of The Holy Eucharist within 20 days of attending the exposition.
  4. Complete detachment from all sin, even venial.
Plenary Indulgence (English translation)
Plenary Indulgence (Latin)


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