These relics will be sealed in the altar at Saints Peter and Paul as the altar is consecrated at the Liturgy on December 8. Since the earliest days of the Church the Liturgy of the Eucharist (the Mass) was celebrated in the presence of the remains of faithful disciples. Because of the persecutions in the early Church many of these "faithful disciples" were martyrs. We are blessed to continue the tradition as the altar of the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul is consecrated with the special gift of relics for three who were martyred, Saints Peter and Paul and Saint Maria Goretti.
Relic of Maria Goretti
Relic of Saints Peter and Paul
Relic of Saint John Newman
Relic of Saint Pius X, Pope
Relic of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Watch for future posts sharing something of the lives of these Saints.