On Sunday, October 4, Bishop Boyea visited Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Lansing. Why? To bless parishioners with relics of the Saint Thérèse and her parents, Saints Louis Zélie Martin.
The relics of the saintly spouses, which were previously in the possession of the Carmelite Order in Rome, were requested by Father John Fain, Pastor of Saint Thérèse Parish, last year. They arrived in the United States in January of this year. They are now be housed in a special shrine along with a relic of their daughter, Saint Thérèse, which the parish already possessed.
The veneration of relics is a common pious practice across the Catholic Church and is rooted in the Church’s belief in the resurrection of the body at the consummation of time.
To find out more about the Parish of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux in Lansing at: www.sttherese.org/.