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Old Feb 21, '12, 5:09 pm
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Default Saint Anthony's Chapel

Has anyone every been to Saint Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh, PA? I was wondering three things...(1) Are all the relics at a location where one could touch a sacramental (ie, rosary, medal, etc.) to it or at least to the glass of the reliquary? (2) Is there a comprehensive list somewhere of the relics the Chapel contains? (3) I assume that each relic is clearly labeled - is that a correct assumption?

I've already checked their website but didn't find anything. I've also reached out to them but am awaiting a response. I just thought someone on here might already know the info.
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Has anyone every been to Saint Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh, PA? I was wondering three things...(1) Are all the relics at a location where one could touch a sacramental (ie, rosary, medal, etc.) to it or at least to the glass of the reliquary? (2) Is there a comprehensive list somewhere of the relics the Chapel contains? (3) I assume that each relic is clearly labeled - is that a correct assumption?

I've already checked their website but didn't find anything. I've also reached out to them but am awaiting a response. I just thought someone on here might already know the info.
1.They are in glass cases as recall.

2. I do not recall --there are too many to go through a list

3. As I recall they are labeled one way or another.

Sorry I could not be of more help
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Old Feb 21, '12, 5:49 pm
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1.They are in glass cases as recall.
Thanks for the input, Bookcat. Does the answer above mean that one is not able to touch an item to the reliquary itself?
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Old Feb 21, '12, 5:53 pm
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Thanks for the input, Bookcat. Does the answer above mean that one is not able to touch an item to the reliquary itself?
As I recall...I think they are behind glass...(walls of them) but then again it has been many years so I could be wrong...trying to remember ten or fifteen years ago ....

Certainly a great pilgrimage ....surrounded by the relics of part of the great cloud of witnesses ....
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I have been there. All the reliquaries are behind glass, but they might take one out for you if you ask nicely. I think I read an article about the sister there doing that for somebody once.

There is the body of a martyr under the altar, though, so you could touch your sacramentals to that pretty easily, and would still "count."

I hope you do get there. By the way, I think the way 3-rd class relics work is a little looser than we sometimes think, so I would go ahead. There are no actual Church rules regarding those.
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