Sabine relics of St. Augustine and St. Monica

The Sabine Chapel has some very nice relics.  Here are St. Augustine and his mother St. Monica.

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8 Responses to Sabine relics of St. Augustine and St. Monica

  1. Chickadee says:

    Father Z.,

    Thank you so much for these photos!

    I like to believe I can receive the graces they give by kissing them on my screen, like (I understand) papal blessings can be given via (even recorded) video since John Paul II allowed it.

  2. While I think I’ll pass on leaving lip-marks on my computer screen, I must say that you have some impressive relics Father. How exactly did you come by these (since, as I understand it, relics cannot be bought or sold)? Are these relics interred in your Altar?

  3. Tommy says:

    You can buy alleged relics every week on ebay.

    Let me re-phrase that, you can buy the reliquarys, the relics come free.

  4. Alli says:

    What do these relics consist of? Are they parts of these saints’ bodies?

    Also, I love the anti-spam word. So fitting.

  5. You can pour your soul into a blog every day, the potential “digs” are free.

  6. You can buy alleged relics every week on ebay.

    Let me re-phrase that, you can buy the reliquarys, the relics come free.

    Apparently, a Host allegedly consecrated during a Papal Mass by John Paul II is also on ebay…

    But seriously, how does one go about getting relics? Are the laity allowed to have relics in their possession or is this limited to the clergy? I can well imagine having a relic in my own home to venerate- I’d be genuflecting everytime I walked in the door.

  7. Chickadee says:

    “Apparently, a Host allegedly consecrated during a Papal Mass by John Paul II is also on ebay…”

    No matter the final bid it will amount to thirty pieces of silver. :-(

    He is with us always, for better or for worse. “Thank Thee, Jesus. In Thy mercy, allow us to give Thee the better part. Amen.”

  8. dcs says:

    Ebay no longer allows the sale of first-class relics (they have a policy prohibiting the sale of body parts).

    One used to be able to obtain first-class relics from the shrines of saints . . . we have one of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton that we got from her shrine in Maryland. But I don’t think one can do that any more. We also have one of Bl. Frances Siedliska (a lock of her hair) that was given to us by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

    Third-class relics are easily obtained.