Astronomy and Mother Teresa’s Shoes: Relics of the Sacred

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A post on The Catholic Astronomer by Fr. James Kurzynski about Mother Teresa and the idea of “relics”.  Fr. Kurzynski writes:

As we approach the Canonization of Mother Teresa, let us thank God for the gift she was to the Church and continues to be through her ongoing intercession. Let us give thanks for the wisdom of the Church to value those sacred object, those relics that allow us a connection with the lives of the saints and inspire us to become the people that God calls us to be. And may we also look to the heavens for a different kind of “relic” in the night sky. These relics may not play a central role in our salvation. However, they remind us that without their existence, we would not exist. And for this reason, we can thank God for providing us these sacred reminders of our sacred beginnings, inspiring us to embrace a saintly life. A life like Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Click here to read the full article on The Catholic Astronomer – the blog of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.