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Come 'walk with the saints'

Exhibit of 150 relics is currently making its way through south Florida parishes

A visitor venerates a relic May 18, 2022, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral. It was of the 150 relics currently touring parishes in the Archdiocese of Miami.

Photographer: RAPHAEL CHOISEUL-PRALIN | FC

A visitor venerates a relic May 18, 2022, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral. It was of the 150 relics currently touring parishes in the Archdiocese of Miami.

A relic of St. Joseph Cupertino is among 150 relics currently touring parishes in the Archdiocese of Miami. On May 18, 2022, they were on display at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral, where dozens came out to see them.

Photographer: RAPHAEL CHOISEUL-PRALIN | FC

A relic of St. Joseph Cupertino is among 150 relics currently touring parishes in the Archdiocese of Miami. On May 18, 2022, they were on display at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral, where dozens came out to see them.

A relic of St. Maximilian Kolbe is among 150 relics currently touring parishes in the Archdiocese of Miami. On May 18, 2022, they were on display at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral, where dozens came out to see them.

Photographer: RAPHAEL CHOISEUL-PRALIN | FC

A relic of St. Maximilian Kolbe is among 150 relics currently touring parishes in the Archdiocese of Miami. On May 18, 2022, they were on display at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral, where dozens came out to see them.

DORAL | Dozens of worshipers came out to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral May 18, 2022, to view more than 150 relics that are currently touring the Archdiocese of Miami.

The relics range from those of modern saints, such as Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Pope John Paul II, to ancient artifacts, such as fragments of the crown of thorns and the crib where the infant Jesus lay.

Before coming to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the exhibit made stops at St. John Neumann in Miami, St. Rose of Lima in Miami Shores, and St. Ambrose in Deerfield Beach.

After stopping at St. Clement in Wilton Manors this Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m., the exhibit will continue to:

Father Carlos Martins, of the Companions of the Cross, is a custos reliquiarum (ecclesiastically appointed Curate of Relics). He begins each exposition with a 60-minute presentation and teaching on relics which provides the catechetical and spiritual basis for the “walk with the saints” that follows the presentation.

The point of the teaching is the presentation of the basic Gospel message of Jesus Christ: that God is here right now and wants to be encountered; he touches us through the lives and the sacred remains of his saints.

For more information, go to www.treasuresofthechurch.com.

This article has been corrected to clarify that Father Carlos Martins is member of a religious community, the Companions of the Cross.