St. Padre Pio relics to tour San Bernardino diocese

Catholic churches in San Bernardino and Riverside will play host to official relics of St. Padre Pio in March as part of a U.S. tour commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his death. The Saint Pio Foundation wrote Bishop Gerald Barnes

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2019-10-07T10:53:03-08:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News, Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , |0 Comments

“We’ve had calls from people from all over Northern and Southern California”

A long white, lace mantilla framed the face of a young woman as she kissed the glass-covered mitt. This is one of the fingerless gloves worn by the humble Franciscan priest, renowned throughout the world as Padre Pio. He needed

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2017-06-01T10:43:37-08:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News, Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , |1 Comment

Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina to tour the United States

Relics of the renowned 20th century mystic and healer, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina – better known as Padre Pio – will be touring several Archdioceses and Dioceses in the United States of America, between May 6 and May 21, and

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2017-04-27T08:35:11-08:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Ancient relic, believed to be from cross on which Jesus was crucified, stolen from San Francisco parish:

The following comes from an August 21 ABC7 News article by Cornell Barnard: Church leaders are heartbroken and parishioners are praying for the safe return of a relic, which is a prized and sacred possession at Dominic's Catholic Church. The relic is

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2016-08-22T14:32:03-08:00August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |12 Comments

Sale of first class relics on eBay prompts protest from San Jose parishioner

The following comes from an August 12 Catholic News Agency article by Mary Rezac: Ryan Scheel was shopping for a rosary on eBay when one listing caught him off guard. A first class relic of the bone of a saint, still

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2019-10-07T10:53:40-08:00August 15th, 2016|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Catholic saint’s relics to visit St. John Maron church in Orange

The following comes from a January 4 Orange County Register article by Brooke E. Seipel: The relics of St. Sharbel Makhlouf, a pious hermit who lived in the 19th century, will visit St. John Maron Maronite Catholic Church in Orange

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2016-01-07T15:59:05-08:00January 7th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |0 Comments