by Fr Richard Heilman | October 6, 2016 11:59 AM
Friday, October 21 at 7:00 PM.
St. Michael the Archangel Parish
(Held at St. Ignatius Church)
109 S 6th St
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
There is a four year waiting list for Treasures of the Church, and we are very excited this amazing evening is coming here!
St. Michael the Archangel Parish welcomes you to a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics. Over 150 relics will be shown, some believed to be as old as 2000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of 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. In addition, there will also be present a piece of a veil which is believed to have belonged to Our Lady and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world.
Treasures of the Church is a ministry of evangelization of the Catholic Church. Run by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, its purpose is to give people an experience of the living God through an encounter with the relics of his saints in the form of an exposition. Each exposition begins with a multi-media presentation on the Church’s use of relics that is scriptural, catechetical, and devotional, leading to a renewal of the Catholic faith for many people. After the teaching those in attendance have an opportunity to venerate the relics of some of their favorite saints.
The veneration of relics is a communion with the heroes of our Christian faith, asking for their powerful intercession. Many people have reported outstanding blessings and conversions through this ministry, and many have reported healings. Attendees are encouraged to bring their articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members which may be touched to the reliquaries as a means of intercessory prayer.
The ministry travels throughout North America by invitation. To date, it has been hosted in 48 US states, as well as in Israel, Italy, France, Canada, and Mexico.
Read what others have to say about this ministry or learn more about relics.
Watch this beautiful short video about this evening:
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