Relic In religion, a relic usually consists of the physical remains of a saint or the personal effects of the saint or venerated person preserved for purposes of veneration as a tangible memorial Relics are an important aspect of some forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Shamanism, and many other religions Relic derives from the Latin reliquiae, meaning remains, and a form of the Saints Preserved An Encyclopedia of Relics Thomas J Saints Preserved An Encyclopedia of Relics Thomas J Craughwell on FREE shipping on qualifying offers A finger, a lock of hair, a crucifix, a chalice if such items belonged to a saint, they are considered to be relics and as such are venerated by the Catholic Church Anyone who thinks that relics are remnants of the Middle Ages should log on to eBay. Relics in Florence Saints Alive Apostolate ICHRusa Relics in Florence The body of St Juliana Falconieri is preserved under a side altar in the Church of Santissima Annunziata.A leaflet available in the church states that the body is incorrupt, although a mask seems to have been applied to her face and hands. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA Relics NEW ADVENT The word relics comes from the Latin reliquiae the counterpart of the Greek leipsana which already before the propagation of Christianity was used in its modern sense, viz of some object, notably part of the body or clothes, remaining as a memorial of a departed saint The veneration of relics, in fact, is to some extent a primitive instinct, and it is associated with many other religious CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA Oil of Saints NEW ADVENT Manna Oil of Saints An oily substance, which is said to have flowed, or still flows, from the relics or burial places of certain saints sometimes the oil in the lamps that burn before their shrines also the water that flows from the wells near their burial places or the oil and the water which have in some way come in contact with their relics. Visiting Basilica of St Nicholas Bari, Italy Visiting Basilica of St Nicholas Bari, Italy by Vera Bourenina I n July God gave me the opportunity of a pilgrimage to Italy to venerate the relics of St Nicholas the Wonder Worker, to pray for all and, of course, our church community, in front of the tomb with the holy relics of the saint. Saint A saint is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God.Depending on the context and denomination, the term also retains its original Christian meaning, as any believer who is in Christ and in whom Christ dwells, whether in Heaven or on Earth page needed In Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Oriental Orthodox, and Lutheran Miracles as evidence of the truth of Christianity Bad Relics Why, sometimes I ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass Relics are holy items that are able to work miracles. St Nicholas Center Glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W Z A Abbess A woman who is the head of a religious community convent Abbot A man who is the head of a religious SAINT PHILOMENA WELCOME TO CATHOLIC TRADITION The name of the glorious Virgin and Martyr, Saint Philomena, is not as well known as it should be One reason is that many of the Saints from the catacombs era were removed from the Liturgical calendar in the upheaval of Vatican II.