The Ukrainian Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, will present a teaching and exposition of sacred relics on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 12 noon.

“Sacred Relics of the Saints: Treasures of the Church” will feature an extraordinary Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2,000 years, explained by Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross.

Among the treasures will be relics of St. Joseph, 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.  There will also be a portion of the Veil of Our Lady and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world.


Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic. Throughout history, many healings have been worked in the presence of relics, and thousands have occurred through this ministry.

Attendees are encouraged to bring articles of devotion such as rosaries or holy cards and pictures of ill friends and family members, which may be touched to the reliquaries as a means of intercession.

For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, email

The Ukrainian Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 830 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia.