This is the final part of a talk I recently gave to a Youth Group. I split the talk into 3 parts – Sacraments, Sacramentals, and Relics. Check out Part 1, and Part 2, if you haven’t already. I really hope you enjoy.
This is what All Saints Museum is all about. Bringing the Saints and our Faith in a very special way to people. Our motto is “Venerating Saints of the past. Inspiring Saints of the future.”
Please say a prayer with us that talks like this will touch souls and bear much good fruit.
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This is the 2nd in a 3 part talk I recently gave to a Youth Group. I split the talk into 3 parts – Sacraments, Sacramentals, and Relics. Check out Part 1, if you haven’t already. I really hope you enjoy.
Please check out our website, and subscribe to your YoutTube Channel to stay up to date on our latest.
I am happy to share with you that All Saints Museum was on the Guadalupe Radio Network a couple weeks ago. Christina Cox is the host of “Catholics in the Capital”, the founder of the National Museum of Catholic Art and Library (NMCAL.org), and she is also a great friend and mentor. She interviewed me on the topic of Saints, relics, and the power of prayer.
The recording was recently made available to distribute. My piece shows up around 41 minutes into the show, but the entire program is excellent. I hope you will listen and enjoy.
I was blessed to take stewardship of a relic of St. Homobonus recently. His relic arrived in Saint-like fashion on All Saints Day!
Saint Homobonus lived in the 12th century. He was a married layman and became a tailor and merchant, having taken over his father’s business. Therefore, he is considered the Patron Saint of business people. He died on November 13th, 1197, while attending Mass. The name Homobonus is derived from Latin homo bonus, which means “good man”. Indeed, Saint Homobonus was a good man, spending much of his wealth in helping the poor. His fellow citizens petitioned the Pope for his canonization, and he was raised to the altars as a Saint less than two years later.
We had a great opportunity this past week to display a Portrait of Saint Francis of Assisi along with a 1st Class Relic for Veneration in honor of his Feast Day at Saint Leo the Great Church in San Jose. Big THANKS to Portraits of Saints for the beautiful art, and to Saint Leo the Great for allowing this. I’m sure we will never know how many souls were touched.
Please continue to pray for All Saints Museum, that we may be able to bring these kinds of opportunities to more and more people.
As we are well into Lent, I would like to introduce you to Saint Gemma Galgani. She had a particular devotion to Lent and to the Passion of our Lord Jesus. She was born on March 12, 1878 in Camigliano, Italy. She died on Holy Saturday, April 11th (Celebrated as her Feast day). She received the stigmata, which are the wounds of Christ, on June 8th, 1899. St. Gemma had a great devotion to our Lord in the Eucharist. She once said, “…on approaching the Blessed Sacrament, I felt myself burning and I had to withdraw. I am astounded that so many who receive Jesus are not reduced to ashes.” This burning wasn’t metaphorical, or some abstract desire. For Saint Gemma the burning was real, so much so that it caused external wounds over the region of the heart, as if it had been burnt with a red-hot iron plate. Once an Angel appeared to St. Gemma. He had two beautiful crowns; one of thorns and one of lilies. He asked her which one she wished. And St. Gemma replied, “That of Jesus.” What a beautiful reflection for Lent. May we have the courage to choose the crown of thorns when offered to us. Let us choose, as lovers of Christ, to unite ourselves to Him. Amen!
All Saints Museum is pleased to announce that we have formally been approved for tax exempt status under IRS section 501 (c) (3), which means that donors can deduct contributions they make under IRS section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.
Please consider donations to our cause. It is our vision to establish a brick and mortar Museum that will bring a new and comprehensive experience of the Saints to those who need it most. All contributions will go directly toward the execution of our mission.
May we, through the veneration of Saints of the past, inspire Saints of the future!
Also, please note that the major Relics of St. Maximilian will be touring the US, so visit and venerate if possible.
“”He was on the Nazi radar,” Hamilton emphasized. His superior told him it was better he shaved his beard off so as not to stand out in the society.
Hamilton described how “the brother shaving off the beard put it aside. Maximillian saw it and asked what he was doing.” Then he told the barber brother to throw the beard into the fire. The brother did, but there were no coals.
“So when Maximilian left, he fished it out. By 1939 he was a ‘force’, so the guys knew we better grab some relics while we can,” Hamilton said.”