After the Vatican Largest Collection of Relics May Be in Pittsburgh Church

Saint Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh hosts over 5000 relics, including a piece of the True Cross, a Thorn from the Crown of Thorns, and those of many saints. The Abbey of Saint Benedict Center in Still River, Massachusetts, has a Relic Room with over 500 relics. It is called Saint James Room. I have visited it several times. A large number of these relics were given to Saint Benedict Center by Father John Feeney, Father Leonard’s brother. He had ‘connections’ in Rome.

ChurchPop: It should be of no surprise that the world’s largest collection of relics is at the Vatican. But it might come as a bit of a shock that the world’s second largest collection of relics open to the public is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Not Florence, Paris, or London. But in the United States, in the middle of old “Steel City.” Read more here.