Skip to comments.Relic of St. Mary Magdalene to visit U.S. [Catholic Caucus]
Posted on 10/16/2009 4:48:40 AM PDT by NYer
.- A French priest has brought a relic of St. Mary Magdalene on its first visit to the United States to share the story of the relic and the saint who is recorded as the first witness of the Resurrection.
Fr. Thomas Michelet, a Dominican priest, is touring with the permission of Bishop Dominique Rey of Frejus-Toulon, the relics home, EWTN reports.
A letter of authentication from Bishop Rey reports that the relics were hidden at the time of the Saracen invasions and rediscovered in 1279, from which date they have been venerated without interruption.
They are presently kept by the Dominican priests in the cave of St. Baume, a part of my diocese. A new reliquary has been constructed to allow one of the relics, a piece of the tibia, to travel to different countries for veneration by the entire Church.
Fr. Michelet will appear on a special EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
EWTN is honored that the relic will be coming to the Network and that viewers will be able to not only see one of the relics, but to listen to Fr. Michelet discuss its storied history, commented EWTN Executive Vice President Doug Keck.
Mark your calendars, ping!
It contains part of her Tibia.
There is no way to authenticate that relic. It may be old, but it is not authentic. Relics were big business in centuries gone by. Mark Twain said it best in his books “A Tramp Abroad” and “Innocents Abroad” by stating that he had seen enough bones of St. Peter to reconstruct the saint, and enough nails from the cross to fill a keg.
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