The veneration of relics is quite ancient. Of what does it consist? It is an act of love toward a person whose holiness is recognized by the Church, a gesture of reverence issuing from faith.
It is in this spirit that the Major Reliquary of Saint Andre was created following his canonization. It is a means whereby Christian communities can receive this object of piety and invite their parishioners to offer prayers of veneration in its presence. The artifact is made up of various materials, and features a glass vial containing a few fragments of his heart. It has already visited several places.
Wherever it may travel, the Major Reliquary attracts great numbers of prayerful people. This enthusiasm expresses well the affection people have for Saint André.
To have the Major Reliquary visit your parish, religious community, or shrine, please send a written request to :
|TOUR OF THE MAJOR RELIQUARY|
|Dates||Places||Schedules||Details and posters|
|May 1||Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Osgoode, ON||8 a.m. to 11 a.m.||Poster|
|May 7||Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Ottawa, ON||3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.||Poster|
|May 9||Le Montmartre, Québec, QC||7 p.m. to 9 p.m.||Poster in French 1|
|May 10||Église Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault, Deschambault, QC||3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
|Poster in French|
|May 11||Oratoire Saint-Joseph-de-Québec, Sainte-Foy, QC||2:30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 12||Église Saint-Joseph (de Coleraine), Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, QC||7 p.m. to 9 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 13||Église de Baie-St-Paul, Baie-St-Paul, QC||2 p.m. to 4 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 14||Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec, Québec, QC||9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.||Poster in French|
|May 14||Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QC||3 p.m. to 6 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 16||Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Gaspésie, QC||7 p.m. to 9 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 17||Mont-Louis, Gaspésie, QC||7 p.m. to 9 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 18||Rivière-au-Renard, Gaspésie, QC||6 p.m. to 8 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 19||Cathédrale de Gaspé, Gaspésie, QC||6 p.m. to 8 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 20||Chandler, Gaspésie, QC||7 p.m. to 9 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 21||Caplan, Gaspésie, QC||7 p.m. to 9 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 22||Paspébiac, Gaspésie, QC||10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 22||Maria, Gaspésie, QC||3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 23||Pointe-à-la-Croix, Gaspésie, QC||6 p.m. to 8 p.m.||Poster in French|
|May 28||Paroisse Saint-Joseph, Montréal, QC||3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.||Poster in French|