Context: Relics and Saints (Ep. 1714)

The mystery of Icons and Relics – symbols that bring us closer to the power they invoke… why do they inspire us?  Today on Context …

The hand and forearm of a Jesuit revered for having baptized tens of thousands in Asia. Catholics say this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for them to see a part of saint Francis Xavier’s body that rarely leaves the church of Gesu in Rome.  What power does a relic and a saint hold over the faithful ?

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