Where can I get information on relics?


#1

Is there a list anywhere telling whose relics are in each church in the US (or in the world)? I’m curious and would like to know if the Church keeps records and if they’re accessible.

Thank you!


#2

The Church does keep records. It is the responsibility of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to authenticate and preserve relics, and it’s the responsibility of the Vatican Library “ to make available to qualified scholars throughout the world, with all necessary caution, both the original and the reproductions in various forms, of the relics conserved in the Library, lending every possible and opportune scientific and technical assistance to research, continually updating the equipment and necessary or helpful subsidies for this work.”
Vatican Library

For a worldwide listing of relics click here.

Recommended reading:

Relics by Joan Carroll Cruz


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