Exposition of the Relics of the Saints “Treasure of the Church” at the Immaculate Conception cathedral
On Sunday, September 19, the Ukrainian Catholic cathedral of the Immaculate Conception hosted the Presentation and Exposition of the Relics of the Saints “Treasure of the Church”.
The exposition displays 150 relics, including those of St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. The highlight is one of the largest relics of the Church’s claim to the True Cross in the world and a piece of the Veil that, according to sanctioned tradition, is believed to have belonged to Our Lady.
“I have different ministries and the Exposition of the Relics of the Saints ‘Treasure of the Church’ is my favorite job as I am able to give people an experience of the living God,” expressed Fr. Carlos Martins who leads the ministry said during the presentation.
During the years Fr. Martins ran the ministry, he witnessed miracles that happened through the relics of the Saints.
“God is the perfect gentleman and when He touches, we do not always perceive it. If you give Him your heart wholly and completely holding nothing back, if you permit God to be the Lord of your life and of every part of your life when you experience the presence and the power of the Living God in a way you have never experienced before”, stressed Fr. Martins
Hundreds of the parishioners and guests of the cathedral were able to venerate the relics, pray, and ask for the blessings and miracles they need in their lives
About the Exposition
Treasures of the Church is a ministry of evangelization of the Catholic Church. Run by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, its purpose is to give people an experience of the living God through an encounter with the relics of his saints in the form of an exposition. Each exposition begins with a multimedia presentation on the Church’s use of relics that is scriptural, catechetical, and devotional, leading to a renewal of the Catholic faith for many people. After the presentation, those in attendance have an opportunity to venerate the relics of some of their favorite saints.