Treasures of the Church will be visiting the Richmond Diocese 21-30 September, and St. Benedict’s is blessed to have these treasures visit St. Benedict’s on Wednesday, 26 September 2018.  Treasures of the Church is a ministry of evangelization of the Catholic Church. Run by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, and provides souls an experience of the living God through an encounter with the relics of his saints in the form of an exposition. The visit begins with a scriptural, catechetical, and devotional presentation on the Church's use of relics, followed by an opportunity for those present to venerate the relics of some of their favorite saints, leading to a renewal of their Catholic faith.

This exposition involves some 150 relics, including those of St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the "Little Flower"), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. The supreme highlight is one of the largest relics of the True Cross in the world and a piece of the Veil that belonged to Our Lady.

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. 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.
Please save this date 26 September 2018.
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Fr. Nichols