Spirit 103.9-FM in Alliance will be hosting a relics exhibition and healing ministry, Treasures of the Church, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Alliance at 2 p.m. on Sun., July 14. This event is free and open to the public.
Treasures of the Church is a Vatican-sanctioned ministry tour of over 150 authenticated relics. The exhibit has been to hundreds of diocese and dozens of countries, invited in by individual parishes, seminaries or schools. Hundreds of thousands of people have now venerated the relics.
A number of healings have been reported by attendees of Treasure of the Church. The public is encouraged to bring photos of friends and relatives in need of healing as well as special religious items such as jewelry, Rosaries, medals and prayer cards.
Among the relics are those of all Twelve Apostles, St. Joseph, St. Maria Goretti, St. Thérèse of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Faustina Kowalska. The supreme highlight is one of the largest fragments of the True Cross in the world. Another highlight is a piece of the Veil that, according to sanctioned tradition, is believed to have belonged to Our Lady.
The evangelization ministry is run by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, with the purpose of giving people an experience of the living God through an encounter with relics of his saints. Each exposition begins with a multi-media presentation on the Church’s use of relics that is scriptural, catechetical and devotional. After the presentation, those in attendance have an opportunity to venerate the relics of some of their favorite saints. Many stop to touch, kneel or pray before a relic, read a brief history of the holy person’s life, and frequently hold rosary beads or photos of loved ones to the relic.
Spirit 103.9-FM is bringing Treasures of the Church to the area in honor of their 20th anniversary celebration theme, “Together on a Journey to Sainthood.”
For additional information, call Spirit Catholic Radio at 402-571-0200 or visit spiritcatholicradio.com/treasures.