Siouxland Catholic Radio, 88.1 FM, and Holy Cross Catholic Parish – Sioux City hosted Father Carlos Martins and the Treasures of the Church on Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross School and Holy Cross Parish - Blessed Sacrament Church, 3012 Jackson Street, Sioux City, Iowa.

 

Renowned expert, Father Carlos Martins, presented a teaching and exposition of an extraordinary Vatican collection of Sacred Relics.

 

Over 150 relics (see attached)  were present, some as old as 2,000 years.  Among the treasures will be relics of the Twelves Apostles, St. Joseph, St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney, and Blessed Carlo Acutis.  There will also be a portion of the Veil of Our Lady and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross. 

 

Attendees examined and venerated each relic. (See also place cards for various relics.)

 

Throughout history, many healings have occurred in the presence of relics, and many have happened through this ministry. 

Special Plenary Indulgence from Pope Francis:

The Holy Father has issued a special plenary indulgence for all attendees of a Treasures of the Church exposition. 

 

Decree: 

Do you want to host Father Carlos Martins in the future at your parish, school, or organization? contact Siouxland Catholic Radio at (712) 224-5342.

Fr. Carlos Martins' presentation
Sister venerated a Holy Family relic.
Relics were displayed at Holy Cross School.
A family venerated St. Gianna's relic (the saint of the unborn babies, mothers, and the pro-life mov
Bishop Heelan's Religion teacher and her son venerated the Holy Family relics.
Attendees brought their items of devotion.
A dad explained to his daughter one of the Holy Family relics.
An attendee lifted up quietly up a special prayer to one of the saints.
Over 200 people came continuously during the 3.5 hours to view the relics.
Each attendee shared what they learned about the saints and their faith during the exposition.
Kevin and Christopher Holzman shared their testimony regarding Bl. Fr. McGivney's miracles after Chr
St. Joseph Cupertino, saint of air travelers, pilots, and more was on display.