St. Joseph relic on display

The relic is a piece of cloth believed to have belonged to St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Philippines
Mar 21 2014, 3:51 PM
St. Joseph relic on display
St Joseph's relic on display.

A sacred relic believed to be that of St. Joseph was displayed at the Radio Veritas Chapel in West Avenue to commemorate the Feast of Solemnity, also known as St. Joseph’s Day, celebrated around the world on March 19.

According to curator Rey Isabela, the relic is a piece of cloth believed to have belonged to St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The public viewing that started on March 17 will last until March 21. It has attracted Catholics of all stripes – from the genuinely religious to the merely curious.

The relic is part of the Arma Christi Reliquary and has been loaned to Radio Veritas by the Works of the Saints Apostolate, a Parañaque-based Catholic group, whose mission is to “make the lives of saints known through the veneration of holy relics as encouraged by the Holy Father in the spirit of the New Evangelization”.

Isabelo said, the ex indumentis (Latin: from the clothing) relic is encased inside an ornate reliquary.

The Catholic Church makes it clear that a relic should not be worshipped; emphasizing that worship and adoration should be accorded only to God.

Source: CBCP News

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