LONDON, SEPT. 28, 2009 (Zenit.org). The bishops’ of England and Wales estimate some 68,700 people visited the relics of St. Thérèse during the first 10 days of the tour of her relics.
The relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux will be visiting the United Kingdom through Oct. 16. They arrived Sept. 16. The relics have gone through some 40 countries.
During the U.K. tour, the relics have just one stop at a non-Catholic site: the York Minster, a cathedral of the Church of England.
The dean of York, Very Reverend Keith Jones, said, “I am thrilled that the relics of St Thérèse, the Little Flower, are coming to York Minster, at the request of the Catholic bishops’ conference.
“She is a gift of God to us all, and this is a chance for Christians of different traditions to pray for unity and renew our faith and our love.”
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On the Net:
Schedule of the relics: www.catholic-ew.org.uk/ccb/catholic_church/relics_of_st_therese_of_lisieux/locations_and_dates