Our Lady of Lourdes to Host Treasures of the Church


Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Altoona will present a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm.  Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be present with a very special Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2,000 years.  Among the treasures will be relics of Saint Maria Goretti, Saint Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Saint Faustina Kowalska.  In addition, there will also be present a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world. Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic.  In the Church’s history many miracles and healings have been worked in the presence of relics, and many have been healed through this ministry.  Please do not miss this opportunity.  You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession.