Sacred Relic Expositions Set for Nov. 11, 12, and 13

An exposition of sacred relics – including a fragment of the Veil of Our Lady and some of the largest remaining pieces of the Wood of the True Cross – will be held at three Diocese of Allentown parishes in early November.

At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, it will be at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, Bethlehem.

At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, it will be at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Sinking Spring.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, it will be at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bally.

The exposition, presented by Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, will begin with a multi-media presentation on the Church's use of relics that is scriptural, catechetical, and devotional.

After the presentation, those in attendance will have an opportunity to venerate the relics of some of their favorite saints. Other relics will include those of St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska.

For more information on the relics and on the Companions of the Cross, visit


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