The exhibit of relics of saints at the Santo Domingo Church will be open for public veneration until Nov. 8. (Photo by Josh Nikkolai F. Bravo/ The Varsitarian)

THE Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City will hold an exhibit of the relics of saints until Nov. 8 for public veneration as the country observes All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

An array of first-class relics, or physical remains of a saint, such as a bone or blood, from 26 saints will be displayed at the altar of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of La Naval de Manila.

The relics are under the custody of the Santo Domingo Convent.

The bones on display at the exhibit come from the following saints and blesseds:

  • St. Mary Magdalene;
  • St. Dominic de Guzman;
  • St. Augustine of Hippo;
  • St. Francis of Assisi;
  • St. Pius V;
  • St. Raymond of Peñafort;
  • St. Albert the Great;
  • St. Louis Bertrand;
  • St. Antoninus of Florence;
  • St. Margaret of Castello;
  • St. Peter Verona;
  • St. Catherine of Ricci;
  • St. Thomas Aquinas; 
  • St. John of Cologne;
  • St. John Macias; 
  • St. Vincent Liem Dela Paz;
  • St. Martin de Porres;
  • St. Louis Montfort;
  • St. Vincent Ferrer;
  • Bl. Jane of Azza;
  • Bl. Imelda Lambertini; and
  • Bl. John Licci. 

The tunic of St. Anthony of Padua, a Portuguese priest, being a second-class relic, will also be exhibited.

Relics in the Catholic tradition are significant remnants linked to saints and martyrs that symbolize their profound dedication to God.


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