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2014-05-08 12:27:05

Televised event on Mother's Day will include procession and veneration of relic WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An internationally televised solemn Mass of thanksgiving for the canonizations of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII will be celebrated at noon on Mother's Day, May 11, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., followed by a procession to the nearby Saint John Paul II National Shrine. A relic of St. John...

Ancient Chinese Warrior Relics Preserved With Air Curtain
2013-02-07 13:11:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New methods have been unveiled to help preserve ancient relics, such as China's world-renowned Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses. These large, immovable historic relics displayed in China have faced many environmental factors, deteriorating many of the more than 1,500 relics. The museum was first opened in 1979, providing an exhibition of Qin Shinhuang's mausoleum. Qin Shinhuang was the first emperor in China's...

2011-04-14 08:00:00

Scientific Examination in Italy Is First of Its Kind Allowed by Catholic Church National Geographic Channel World Premiere Documentary Chronicles the Scientific Study of Martyrs Said to Have Been Buried Alive Explorer: Mystery of the Murdered Saints Premieres Tuesday, April 19, at 10 PM ET/PT REGGIO EMILIA, Italy, and WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A scientific investigation of human bones locked in a crypt in the northern Italian cathedral of Reggio Emilia since...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

Spain's bureaucratic health care system almost killed Madrid resident Carlos Vazquez. But John Paul II's white papal cap cured him of Crohn's disease, relates book "Living Miracles: The Spiritual Sons of John Paul the Great." Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Spain's bureaucratic health care system almost killed Madrid resident Carlos Vazquez, a Crohn's disease sufferer. But contact with John Paul II's white papal cap miraculously cured him in 2006, author Randall Meissen relates in...

2009-10-21 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A relic of Saint Mary Magdalene, often referred to as the Apostle of the Apostles, is making its first North American tour. The relic, a major piece of her tibia, will be carried in a reliquary to the United States by Father Thomas Michelet, a French Dominican priest. Its first stop is on October 22nd in Gainesville, Georgia at Saint Michael's Catholic Church where it will be venerated all through the night....

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2008-01-23 15:00:00

On eBay on Jan. 3, a would-be seller posted a wheat-colored envelope, fastened with a red wax seal, said to contain remains of the Apostle Bartholomew. Another posting showed a beveled glass reliquary inset with pieces of five saints' earthly matter. The sale of what the Catholic Church terms first-class relics -- bits of bone, hair and flesh -- outrages Tom Serafin, a Catholic activist and the president of the International Crusade for Holy Relics, a Los Angeles-based organization that...

2006-09-01 05:37:47

By Stephen Brown ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict became the first pontiff on Friday to visit "Veronica's Veil," which Christian tradition says was used to wipe the sweat from Jesus' brow on his way to crucifixion and miraculously recorded his features. Benedict knelt in prayer before the relic also known as the "Sacred Visage," which has been guarded by Capuchin friars in a remote monastery in Manoppello in the Apennine mountains for centuries. But the pope stopped short of endorsing...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.