Relics are objects associated with saints. The word relic comes from the Latin word reliquiae, meaning “remains.” A relic could be a bone from the saint or it could be a piece of clothing the saint wore.
“Should you be saying ‘hail mary’? Or Hail Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour? Why is Mary mentioned so much? It should be Jesus. And how is Mary holy? Holy means set aside from the rest. Mary was just as normal as me and you. She was not holy. GOD is Holy. ONLY!”
“Saints are only sinners who keep trying.” Those are the words of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (a Saint if there ever was one). What wonderful consolation is found in those words. It speaks to God and His unfathomable mercy and His strong desire that we not be condemned but be saved.
(ABOUTCATHOLICS.COM) – Accused of worshipping things other than Jesus, Catholics take a lot of heat on their teaching of praying to saints (defined as dead Christians known to be in heaven by the Church).
The following is the list of Catholic patron saints. If a date of observance is still celebrated in the current Liturgical Calendar, the date follows the name of the patron saint. If a day is not celebrated in the current calendar, the date of observance according to the old calendar is included in parenthesis.