Holy Shroud And Other Relics

Very recently the Catholic Church decided to again display the Holy Shroud of Turin, i.e., that piece of cloth that covered Jesus in his grave and on which can be seen drawn body and face of el Salvador. The relic has been displayed, framed, with a protective glass and hung horizontally in the interior of the Cathedral of Turin. That, perhaps, is the best-known relic (has undergone, even several films), but not the only exposed or venerated by the Catholic Church. Remember to start the fact there are two santas sheets or shrouds more in power of the Church: one venerated in Sanguesa and the other in Oviedo-espana Cathedral. I do not intend to argue here about the veracity of them, because it tildaria me of irreverent with the Sacra Congregatio Pro Sacramentis et divine culture (S.C.S.C.D.), Catholic Authority as significant authentications, but, simply, describe some of which the ordinary Catholic has no news. Let’s start with several of the most important related directly with Jesus Christ. He is venerated, for example, Holy navel, also called the Holy umbilical cord of the child Jesus, which are several pieces: one in the Church of Santa Maria de el Popolo (Rome), another at Chalons (France) and another in San Martino (Italy). But also it worships in Antwerp (France) and Santiago de Compostela the Holy foreskin of our Lord Jesus Christ.

At the same time one can mention the knife with which circuncidaron our Lord, on display at the Museum di contemporary prehistory. The milk of the Virgin Mary, is also preserved in the Cathedral of Oviedo and Santa Maria de Popolo. Regarding the last supper we must start with the Holy Graal or goblet. We highlight as the best-known those which is worshipped in the Cathedral of Reims (France) or a convent in Lyon whose name I do not remember and the Holy cantino from Genoa. But also leftovers of lentils and bread of the last supper, are preserved in the Sancta Sanctorum (Chapel in the Vatican where only can say mass the Pope) and the Museo di contemporary prehistory. The tablecloth of the last supper is displayed, once a year, in the Church of Coria (Spain). The table is owned by the Cathedral of Seville. Intimately related with the martyrdom and death of Jesus nails of the crucifixion, are preserved in the Cathedral of Saint Peter (Vatican), cane which was reached the same sponge of vinegar in the Sancta Sanctorum, the Lance and sponge of vinegar with which Longinus pierced the side of Christ, in the Cathedral of San Pedro, the thorns from the Crown of Christ, in the cathedrals of Seville and Oviedo.

The same blood of Jesus is worshipped in Venice! Other more curious relics are the ring bridal Maria, owned by the heirs of a deceased Bishop of Toledo, the campaign whose cast was one of thirty coins of Judas, exhibited in Velilla del Ebro (Spain), tears of the Virgin Mary, venerated in Vend? me (France), towel used by Jesus to wash the feet of his disciples (Valencia) and a straw in the Manger of Bethlehem preserved in the Santa Maria la Mayor (Rome). One could mention many more. And about all of them ardent controversy could open. All of them could serve as evidence of the existence of God. But in that we are completely in agreement with what was said by the Catholic Church as a result of the exhibition of the Holy Shroud: believers enough for us with the Gospel.