I am asking this question as the result of a discussion among a group of very knowledgeable people who gathered after a funeral service tonight for a woman who died suddenly following minor surgery. Each of these people is very active in their parishes in RCIA, CCD, ACTS retreats, lay ministry, and no one had an answer.
One often hears of the family of a sick person gathering to pray, and bringing the relic of a saint to ask for that saint’s intercession on behalf of the patient. Where do you get a relic for that purpose? I was in the hospital visiting a colleague last year, and another mutual friend was in the next room with her mother. Her sister came, with other relatives, bringing relic of a saint so they could pray together, and her mother did get well, and they ascribe it to the intercession of the saint. So if my MIL gets sick and I want a relic so I can ask a saint to intercede, where do I get a relic?