The Holy Relics

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The Catholic Church, having celebrated in November the feast of All Saints and the feast of All Souls, on this day honors all the holy relics of their bodies, which will remain on earth until the day of the last resurrection of the body. Veneration for the bodies of the saints are precious to every Catholic because all Catholics believe that these bodies will one day rise in glory and be with the souls of the saints to whom they belong, in complete personality, for all eternity. Irreverence shown to the bodies of the saints is a sacrilege. Destruction or dishonor shown to the bodies of the Faithful Departed is a sin.

See also: Left Behind (a defense of the veneration of relics) and Rome’s Purgatory Museum: A November Pilgrimage

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