The Shrine of Holy Wisdom Hosts Sacred Relics Expo in Tempe

The sacred relics of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Pope John Paul II are just two of the 100 holy figures of the 20th century featured in an exposition of sacred relics of saints of the modern era from November 8 through 14 at The Shrine of Holy Wisdom.

It has been the belief from the earliest days of the Christian dispensation that the physical objects (their remains, hair, clothing and other personal belongings) associated with those persons honored as saints carry the “power” of a holy person. Relics are perceived as transmitters of holy power and considered direct links to the sacred. Many believe that saints are present wherever relics belonging to or associated with them are housed.

The public is invited to experience the transformative and healing power of these sainted persons who represent the compassionate and loving essence of Christianity in the modern era. The relics expo is open to the public and is free of charge. Donations, however, are most welcome!

Location: 5025 S. Ash Ave., Ste. B-15, Tempe. For more information, including viewing times, call 480 219-9633 or visit


Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Spiritualution Concert Gathering—Prayer for The Promised One of All Faiths

People from every continent, and of every race and religion, will come together on Saturday, May 5, at Camp Avalon, in Sedona, for a Spiritualution Concert Gathering to pray for the coming of The Promised One to usher in a new era of light and life for our world.

Take a Real ‘Trip’ to South America

Alive and Revive hosts unique holistic retreats throughout the year that encourage free thinking, spontaneity and spiritual growth for those looking for a transformative vacation, but not a stickler for strict schedules.

Embracing Your Journey Expo

The September 24 event features multiple vendors and eight lectures at their new location in Scottsdale.

New Kadampa Center Grand Canyon Retreat Near Flagstaff

Study and participate in meditation programs in modern Kadampa Buddhism.

Afterlife Symposium in Scottsdale

This September 15-17 event features 33 experts in afterlife and consciousness studies.