More than 150 Relics Here for Veneration Aug. 5

The world-renowned Fr. Carlos Martins will be at St. Mary of Pine Bluff Catholic Church Thursday, Aug. 5 with over 150 relics of saints for veneration. There will also be a fragment of the Veil that belonged to Our Lady and some of the largest remaining pieces of the Wood of the True Cross in the world.

The evening will begin with Heal Our Land Holy Hour of Adoration at 5:00 p.m. in the church, followed by a talk by Fr. Martins at 6:00 p.m. and veneration of the relics at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym.

The veneration of relics is a communion with the heroes of our Christian faith, asking for their powerful intercession. Many people have reported outstanding blessings and conversions through this ministry, and many have reported healings. Attendees are encouraged to bring their articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members which may be touched to the reliquaries as a means of intercessory prayer. Relics are physical objects that have a direct association with the saints or with Our Lord. They are usually broken down into three classes. First class relics are the body or fragments of the body of a saint, such as pieces of bone or flesh. Second class relics are something that a saint personally owned, such as a shirt or book (or fragments of those items). Third class relics are those items that a saint touched or that have been touched to a first, second, or another third class relic of a saint.

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