Posts Tagged ‘saints relics’

Femur belonging to Jesus’ brother is too young

Monday, February 15th, 2021

For more than 1,500 years Catholics have made pilgrimage to Rome’s Santi Apostoli Church to venerate two apostles, St. Philip and St. James the Younger – who is said to have been Jesus’ brother. Bones believed to belong to the martyred saints are enshrined at the basilica, and each encasing bears the name of the Read more

St. Laurence O’Toole’s heart returned after being stolen

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The preserved heart of Dublin’s patron saint was recovered in April by police, nearly six years after it was stolen from a church in the city. The St Laurence O’Toole relic – which has been venerated for 800 years – was stolen from Christ Church Cathedral in October 2012. Read more Related Posts:Priceless items stolen Read more

Sale of saint relics on eBay sparks Catholic outcry and petition

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Saints relics on e-Bay? A first class relic of the bone of a saint, still in its wax-sealed reliquary, was listed for sale for $3,600. “The listing was crass enough to even describe the relic as ‘ex ossibus,’ a Latin term meaning ‘from the bones,’” Ryan Scheel, who was shopping for a rosary says. He Read more