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43977Re: [liturgy-l] relic

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  • Lewis Whitaker
    Apr 27, 2013
      It's really not that unusual to put relics beneath an altar. Most relics consisting of entire bodies of saints are frequently found beneath an altar.

      Pius IX and John XXIII are both beneath altars, as are St. Catherine Laboure', Mother Cabrini and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.

      I'm assuming this is NOT an entire body, though. It would seem more fitting for this to be in a place where it could be venerated by the faithful.

      On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Douglas Cowling <cowling.douglas@...> wrote:

      From: "Jim ." <jim.meriden@...>
      Subject: RE: [liturgy-l] relic

      He hasn't explained why he is putting it in the floor.

      Perhaps he's creating a 'confessio' with steps down to a crypt …

      Sounds very odd.

      Doug Cowling
      Director of Music
      St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke

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