Saint Jerome declared, “We do not worship, we do not adore, for fear that we should bow down to the creature rather than to the creator, but we venerate the relics of the martyrs in order the better to adore Him whose martyrs they are” (Ad Riparium,i,P.L., XXII, 907).
Beautification of Francisco and Jacinta Marto and Lucia Dos Santos. He gifted and presented these First Class Relics to Judy Studer in November 2005, at his residence in Fatima, Portugal.
tree where Our Blessed Mother appeared in Fatima in 1917, and relics of now Saint Jacinta and Saint Francesco. These sacred relic remains are encased in a small gold reliquary.