Spirit Catholic Radio will host a relics exhibition and healing ministry, “Treasures of the Church,” at 7 p.m. July 15 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in North Platte.
This event is free and open to the public.
“Treasures of the Church” is a Vatican-sanctioned ministry tour of more than 150 authenticated relics. The exhibit has been to hundreds of diocese and dozens of countries, invited in by individual parishes, seminaries and schools, according to a press release from Spirit Catholic Radio.
According to the press release, a number of healings have been reported by exhibit attendees. 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 and Sts. Joseph, Maria Goretti, Thérèse of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, Thomas Aquinas and Faustina Kowalska.
“The supreme highlight is one of the largest fragments of the True Cross in the world,” the press release says. “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 the Rev. 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 multimedia presentation on the Catholic Church’s use of relics that is scriptural, catechetical and devotional. After the presentation, those in attendance have an opportunity to venerate the relics.
Spirit Catholic Radio is bringing “Treasures of the Church” to the area in honor of the radio station’s 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.
Spirit Catholic Radio can be heard at 90.1 FM in North Platte.