Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Visit of St Thérèse relics

The relics of St Thérèse arrived in England today. There is a dedicated page with good information at the CBCEW website: Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux and the Catholic Herald has a portal with information about the visit.

The relics are coming to the Archdiocese of Southwark from 9-11 October at Aylesford Priory. Some parishioners of mine are taking part in the veneration first thing on the Saturday morning and we will have a good group going for other parts of the day.

This devotion has really caught on in a big way with very positive results. There is already a strong devotion to St Thérèse in England and the tour of her relics will help people to understand the importance of the veneration of relics, getting rid of some of the silly scruples about relics that have affected people over recent years. The Little Way of St Thérèse with its unthreatening but also uncompromising fidelity will help many to return to those devotions that are so helpful to the Christian faithful.

Well - time to read the autobiography yet again...
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