Archive for December 2018 – Page 2

Holy relics: the strange practice of venerating human remains

Eek alert!  In Italy I saw many body parts of saints on display in basilicas and museums.  They represent a centuries-old Roman Catholic belief that the bodies of saints manifest holiness, and therefore, are to be venerated.  It’s very odd. Take for example, St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), a mystic who worked toward peace within […]