On July 14, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio officially accepted the first-degree relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis — tiny strands of his hair — that was brought to the U.S. from Italy.
An unidentified male stole a bag outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on East 116th Street in Manhattan on Oct. 13. Inside was a second-class relic, a piece of stone from the Shrine of St. Michael on Mount Gargano in Italy.
A first-class relic of St. John Paul II has arrived at its new home, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church.
The relics of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, are concluding their visit to the Brooklyn Diocese but devotees will still have the chance to see them in East Flatbush and Carroll Gardens.
Only relics that have been certified as authentic can be exposed for veneration by the faithful, said a new Vatican instruction.
Father Michael Ford, O.P., director of the Ministries at the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Chicago, Ill., brought a relic of St. Jude to the diocese for four days in mid-September.
Missionaries of Charity nuns present a relic of St. Teresa of Calcutta as Pope Francis celebrates the canonization Mass of Mother Teresa in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Sept. 4.
The relics of St. Sharbel were venerated at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon in Brooklyn Heights, April 9-10. The relics are traveling the U.S. to mark the 50th anniversary of the Lebanese monk’s beatification.