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Lenten Relics to be Displayed at the National Shrine
Our Lady’s Association invites you and your loved ones to view three sacred relics during the first two weekends in April at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

This portion of a larger, permanent donation to the Shrine includes an authenticated piece of the True Cross; fragment of the table at which Jesus celebrated the Last Supper; and particles from the sites of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross) and Calvary.

The Lenten relics exhibit will be open to the public on April 2, 3, 9, and 10 from Noon – 4:00 p.m., CT, at 1805 West Saint Joseph Street in Perryville, Missouri, 63775.

According to the second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, prayerful reflection in the presence of sacred relics has long been counted among the spiritual practices of faith-filled Christians:

“Besides sacramental liturgy and sacramentals, catechesis must take into account the forms of piety and popular devotions among the faithful. The religious sense of the Christian people has always found expression in various forms of piety surrounding the Church's sacramental life, such as the veneration of relics, visits to sanctuaries, pilgrimages, processions, the stations of the cross, religious dances, the rosary, medals, etc.”
(Paragraph 1674)

The Association of the Miraculous Medal pledges to serve as a faithful and diligent caretaker of the sacred relics which have been entrusted to us.  May they serve to inspire all people to draw closer to Our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Learn more by calling 1-800-264-6279 weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., CT.  Send us your intentions to be remembered in the Mass at the Shrine on April 10 at 11:00 a.m., CT.  

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