Saturday, April 26, 2008

Military Relic Tour

This is cool.
Relics of St. Anthony of Padua (patron of sailors), St. Therese of Lisieux (patron of pilots and air crews), and St. Ignatius of Loyola (patron of soldiers), began a tour of military bases with an opening celebration at the Archdiocese for Military Services Chapel in Washington, D.C., on April 22. The event was presided over by Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio.

"Under pressure and in circumstances that most civilians cannot even imagine, our troops have to deal not only with the constant reality of death but – in addition – with the ups and downs of life as well," said AHR President Thomas Serafin. "Our hope is that the visit of these relics will allow our troops a special moment of prayerful reflection and will give them a sense that we at home stand behind them in prayer as well as in word."
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