Diocesan News

Thousands venerate relics in tour

(KVSS) - As a part of their 20th anniversary celebration, “Together on a Journey to Sainthood,” Spirit Catholic Radio hosted a relics exhibition and healing ministry, “Treasures of the Church,” July 14-27. 

Approximately 8,000 people attended the events in Alliance, North Platte, Hastings, Grand Island, Columbus, Norfolk, Geneva, Lincoln, Omaha, Council Bluffs, Fremont and Auburn.

Spirit Catholic Radio’s goal in hosting Treasures of the Church was to help more people encounter Jesus Christ through the saints and to spread the word about Catholic radio in communities across the listening area.

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“Treasures of the Church” is a Vatican-sanctioned ministry tour of more than 150 authenticated relics. The exhibit has been to hundreds of dioceses and dozens of countries. 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 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.

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