The sacred relic of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro on May 11-14, 2018.

The relic was flown in from the Basilica of St. Therese in Lisieux, France, and arrived in the Philippines last January 12 for its 4th visit to the country. It has been drawing thousands of devotees with scheduled stops in 48 archdioceses and dioceses across the country until May 31.

photo from cbcpnews.net

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, also called Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, was born on January 2, 1873, in Alençon, France. She was Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun and is widely venerated in modern times She died on September 30, 1897, at the age of 24 after a slow battle with tuberculosis. She is one of the more popular saints in the history of the church. Pope Saint Pius X called her “the greatest saint of modern times”.

Her relic is contained in a reliquary which is made from precious tropical scented jacaranda hardwood from South America. The main case is a solid silver case, dipped in gold with a wooden base. For handling purposes, it has eight handles – three on each sides and one at each end.

photo from www.thereserelics.ph

Check the remaining schedule below of the relic’s visitation. Prior to Cagayan de Oro, the relic will be in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

The relic is currently in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Here’s the full schedule below.

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