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Therese," the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (MOP), which also hosted the first three visits of her relic in 2000, 2008, and 2013, continues to invite the public to visit and pray before the sacred relic of the miraculous intercessor.
Once reunited, father and son team up to finish the task and locate the sacred relic before the Nazis get their hands on it.
Most of this year's three million Muslim pilgrims had left the holy city of Mecca after a farewell circumambulation of the Kaaba, a cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mosque into which is set the Black Stone, Islam's most sacred relic.
He added: "The sacred relic is a portion of the True Cross upon which Our Lord was crucified.
A SACRED RELIC that once belonged to Mary Queen of Scots is going on display at the British Museum in London.
Why even trouble with niceties, such as an editing consciousness, since all is sacred relic from the outset?
However, the loyal Feste rescues Violetta and the two travel to England in pursuit of Malvolio, who has become a Jesuit and who has stolen the sacred relic of Illyria.
The beautiful Carmelite church contains a sacred relic, part of the body of Saint Valentine.
The sacred relic housed in the cathedral, the Sacred Belt of the Virgin, its symbolism to the city, pilgrimage and festival celebrations it engendered, and the relationship between the church and the city's commune are discussed in detail.
argues persuasively that the Grail is a typical twelfth-century portable altar, topped by a slab of semiprecious stone, under which a sacred relic might be encased, and upon which the Eucharistic elements were placed.
As Barber traces the Grail's journey from romance object to sacred relic, he covers the debate over its linguistic origins and then discusses the vessel's dual function as "a provider of earthly food" and "a spiritual presence" in its post-Chretien manifestations (102).
Mercifully, Mrs Rylatt has not found the preserved head of St Osburg, which some records say was kept by the monks as a sacred relic, or the grave of Godiva who died in 1067.