for Holy Relics is also calling upon people of faith nationwide to join
in one week of prayer, May 13-20, for those who continue to suffer the
effects of the hurricane. The theme of the pilgrimage is One Cross,
A relic is an
object, especially a bone or a personal item, of someone of religious
significance, such as a saint or a martyr. The Church’s doctrine on
relics teaches that the bodies or items of martyrs and saints, who were
elevated to heaven by Christ, may be venerated by the faithful, for
through them benefits may be bestowed by God.
president, Tom Serafin, said he would like to rally about one million
people in prayer and would like one million rosaries to be said.
collection of relics from the Passion of Jesus Christ will tour
Mississippi and Louisiana. The relics will visit St. Charles Borromeo
Church in Picuyune, MS; Annunciation Church in Kiln, MS; St. Patrick
Church in New Orleans, LA; and St. Anselm Church in Madisonville, LA.
Los-Angeles group will make a pilgrimage through the hurricane-ravaged
Gulf States with its collection of relics of Christ’s passion.