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Pilgrim Saints: Relics on Tour
The relics of St. Therese have been on an international pilgrimage since 1994. A deep atmosphere of prayer and reports of many graces have surrounded them. Louis and Zelie also have "traveling relics" which are on pilgrimage; right now they are in Madagascar. Read about the transforming effect of a single visit of the relics of the Martin spouses to Sainte-Therese Church in Metz, France. Louis and Zelie and St. Therese come to meet you where you are. We are truly blessed to have this reliquary on tour here in the Archdiocese of Newark. Please take advantage of this rare chance to pray in the presence of the relics.
The First Reliquary of a Family
The reliquary, created by French sculptor Fleur Nabert, contains significant relics of Saint Therese, the gift of the Lisieux Carmel, and of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the gift of the former rector of the Shrine at Lisieux, Mgr Bernard Lagoutte, who accompanied the reliquary when it was entrusted to Philadelphia at the Magnificat Day of Faith in November 2013. The relics of each saint are in a separate pillar, which together form an ensemble. In front of the relics of St. Therese stands a rose; in front of the relics of Louis and of Zelie, a lily.
Want to know more about the inspirational lives of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the Parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux? Click on the image here:
More information may be found on the Saint Therese of Lisieux: A Gateway at
In addition to many local and individual initiatives, the Archdiocese of Newark invites all priests, religious and lay-faithful to come together on October 17, 2015 in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart for a special day of celebration around the relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and her parents, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin. After the celebration in the Cathedral, the relics will travel through the Archdiocese.
For more information on the relic tour: Click here.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:00 a.m. Talk by Rev. Frederick L. Miller, S.T.D.
(Author of the book: The Trial of Faith of St. Therese of Lisieux)
9:45 a.m. Veneration of the relics with music and meditations
11.00 a.m. Holy Mass with the presence of Archbishop John J. Myers
After Mass the program will continue ONLY for the consecrated men and women
12:30 p.m. Luncheon
2:00 p.m. Talk by Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda, D.D. J.C.L., J.D.
3:00 p.m. Closing celebration