Rome Newsroom, Mar 18, 2022 / 06:35 am
A relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis’ heart is coming to New York in the first week of April.
Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi will personally take the first-class relic from Italy to New York City on April 3.
The relic is a fragment of Acutis’ pericardium, the membrane that surrounds and protects the heart. It will be present for the U.S. bishops’ National Eucharistic Revival campaign, of which the Italian Blessed is a patron.
In the Catholic Church, relics are physical objects that have a direct association with the saints. Veneration of relics is a Scripture-based tradition practiced in the Church throughout the centuries.