Sacred Relics of The Saints: Treasures of The Church Presentation

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

Location: Immaculate Conception Church - Fort Smith

This event will be held at 1 p.m. in the church. Parishes in Van Buren, Fort Smith, Russellville, Conway, Jonesboro and Mena will present the teaching and exposition of sacred relics in January. Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will display a very special Vatican collection of more than 150 relics, some as old as 2,000 years.  Among the treasures will be relics of 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.  In addition, there will also be present a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as 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. In the Church’s history, many miracles and healings have been worked in the presence of relics, and many have been healed through this ministry. Please do not miss this opportunity.  You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members, which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession.