The Bishop's Bulletin

Treasures of the Church tours the diocese

Those who attended the presentation of the relics at Risen Savior Parish in Brandon were able to see them up close. (Photo by Brianna Wingen)

Several parishes around the diocese hosted Treasures of the Church exposition of sacred relics for veneration during the month of May. The exposition of 165 sacred relics included the True Cross, Mary’s veil, St. Joseph, each of the Twelve Apostles and many saints. All but six of the relics were first class relics.

Nicholas Lanners, parishioner at Risen Savior Parish in Brandon, said of the exposition, “Almost 2,000 years later, I’m able to be in the physical presence and touch our beginning apostles. It brings a deeper meaning to Bishop DeGrood’s Holy Spirit vision on missionary discipleship for my diocese.”

“The relics were so cool and sacred! It was surreal to see the wood from the cross and part of the crown of thorns,” said eighth grader Landon Dulaney.

“I was amazed to see some wood pieces from the cross that Jesus himself died on for us,” said fifth grader Tristan Dulaney. “I put my baseball cap next to it so that when I wear it, I always feel he is with me.”