Relics of the Passion
Relics of the Passion presentation is organized into a one-hour meditative program with supporting musical pieces that serve as a guide to help you accompany Jesus through His suffering during the Passion. The program ends with an opportunity for personal veneration of the relics.
Our new program for 2017 is entitled Call from the Crucified Heart. It is designed to highlight a facet of what we believe Christ’s message is to us from various scenes during His Passion. We have also made exposition of the Holy Eucharist a required part of the meditative portion of our presentation, to underscore that time-transcending gift that connects us from His Passion to His Presence with us today. As a tribute to Our Lady of Sorrows, and in honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, our 2017 program also highlights a perspective on Mary as she accompanied Jesus on the path to Calvary.
The collection includes 8 rare holy relics that would only be seen in collections generally found in Rome or the Holy Land. Included are:
The relic of the True Cross
A piece of stone from the table or room where the Last Supper was held
A piece of the Column of Flagellation
A piece of the Crown of Thorns
The effigy of the Veil of Veronica (touched to the original veil)
A replica of the holy nail which contains filings taken from the true nails that were imbedded in copies to make relics of a lower class
A piece of bone from St. Longinus, the centurion that pierced the side of Jesus
A thread from the cloth used as the wrapping for the Burial Shroud.