Relic Saints

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As a part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration theme, “Together on a Journey to Sainthood,” we’re bringing saints to YOU every month through “Relic Saints.”

“Relic Saints” provides a month-long opportunity to venerate a real, first-class relic of a different saint each month in our Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island studios.

You’ll also receive a FREE prayer card specific to the Relic Saint you’re visiting!

July 2018 Relic Saints Schedule

Beginning Fri., July 6, through the end of the month, you can come to these studio locations to see the Relic Saints of the month:
Omaha | Map
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Visit between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Lincoln | Map
St. Luke the Evangelist
Visit between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Grand Island | Map
St. Isidore of Seville
Visit on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Download a free guide on venerating relics | Click here


ABOUT JULY’S SAINTS

St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
Spanish soldier; founder of the Jesuits; author of the “Spiritual Exercises”
Country: Spain
Feast Day: July 31
Patron Saint: Jesuits, soldiers and education
Captured by the allure of romantic knighthood, this nobility-born Spaniard sought after a life of pleasure, fantasy and glory as a soldier of the Spanish army. After his leg was injured in battle, Ignatius was left immobilized. He began reading the lives of the saints and was captivated by a new form of glory: a life filled with grace. He was blessed with a particular gift of discernment and became one of the Church’s greatest masters of the spiritual life.  He founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and his work, “The Spiritual Exercises,” remains one of the greatest tools for understanding the Will of God and the movements of the soul.
Note: Learn about the Spiritual Exercises in our weekly Discerning Hearts program hosted by Kris McGregor and led by retreat master, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OVM on Spirit Catholic Radio –  Sundays @ 9:30 a.m. CST 

St. Luke the Evangelist (Died in 84 A.D.)
Bishop, Physician and writer of the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles
Country: Antioch, Syria, Rome, Greece
Feast Day: October 18
Patron Saint: Physicians, artists, Spirit Catholic Radio
Referred to by St. Paul as “Luke, the beloved physician,” (Colossians 4:14) this Gospel writer also documented the Church’s very beginnings when he wrote the Acts of the Apostles. Luke was a Greek and a Gentile, and some scholars suggest that Luke may have been born a slave as it was common to educate slaves in the practice of medicine. The Gospel of Luke shows specific sensitivity towards the gentiles, the Virgin Mary and for poor sinners. It is only in his writings that we find the story of the Good Samaritan, the Magnificat and the Prodigal Son.

St. Isidore of Seville (560-636 A.D.)
Archbishop, Father of the Church, Ancient Scholar
Country: Spain
Feast Day: April 4
Patron Saint: Internet, computer technicians and Spirit Catholic Radio
St. Isidore was archbishop of Seville, a scholar and one of the last of the ancient Christian philosophers or “Fathers of the Church.” He helped convert the Arian Visigoth kings to Catholicism and is famous in the scholarly world for being the first Christian writer to compile a “summa of universal knowledge” or entomological encyclopedia entitled “Etymologia” or “Origines” which contained numerous books from classical antiquity that would otherwise have been lost.