Relics of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux will return to Newry Cathedral on Saturday 11th August. Arriving at 11am.
Update: The relics will arrive at 11.00am on Saturday 11th August and repose in the Cathedral until 9.30am on Sunday 12th August. The cathedral will have extended opening hours on the Saturday to allow as many people as is possible to visit. Further details to come.
When the relics last visited the cathedral, in May 2001, thousands of people came to venerate the saint’s remains. Click to read BBC News article.
This time, the relic will be accompanied by relics of the saint’s parents, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin.
The Carmelites have arranged that the relics will come from Lisieux to Ireland to coincide with the World Meeting of Families 2018. The Relics will be at the WMOF 2018 Opening Ceremony in the RDS, Dublin, on Tuesday, August 21, and they will also be in the sanctuary in the Phoenix Park for the Papal Mass on Sunday, August 26.
The Relics will also travel to several places across Ireland before and after WMOF2018. Click here to read the full press release and itinerary.