BSC KUCHING: Parishioners of Blessed Sacrament Church were blessed to have the relics of three saints visit them at the Sunset Mass on 2 March 2019.

Fr Vicente Robles (Fr Vic) from the Padre Pio Divine Mercy Centre and his team from Philippines, brought along with them the relics of Sts Teresa of Calcutta (fragment of bone), Faustina Kowalska (piece of hair), and Padre Pio (piece of cloth with blood from his stigmata) to be venerated by the faithful.

The Mass was celebrated by Fr Felix Au with Fr Vic concelebrating. Fr Felix in expressing his thanks to Fr Vic for the opportunity to venerate these saints, said that it was very apt, this year being the Extraordinary Year of Mission. Thus these saints should inspire us as they lived a life of mission.

St Teresa was the founder of the mission for love and charity.

St Faustina was an instrument to help us remember God’s infinite love for us and for all sinners.

St Padre Pio was known for staying for long hours hearing confessions, and represents the importance of repentance.

The faithful were invited to venerate the relics of these saints at the end of Mass.

Photos: Dominic Bong