Saint for the Day - November 8 - The Feast of the
to regard the veneration which the Church pays to
the relics of the Saints as a sin, and contends that
this pious practice is a remnant of paganism. The
Council of Trent, on the contrary, has decided that
the bodies of the martyrs and other Saints, who were
living members of Jesus Christ and temples of the
Holy Ghost, are to be honored by the faithful. This
decision was based upon the established usage of the
earliest days of the Church, and upon the teaching
of the Fathers and of the Councils.
The Council orders, however, that all abuse of this
devotion is to be avoided carefully, and forbids any
relics to be exposed which have not been approved by
the bishops, and these prelates are recommended to
instruct the people faithfully in the teaching of
the Church on this subject. While we regret, then,
the errors of the impious and of heretics, let us
profit by the advantages which we gain by hearkening
to the voice of the Church.
Saint for the Day - The Feast of the Holy Relics
Read about the Saint for today - November 8 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
We shall never repent of having
trusted in God, for He cannot
fail those who lean on Him; nor
shall We ever trust in ourselves
without being deceived.
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We hope that you gain spiritual knowledge and inspiration reading about the saint for today - November 8. An online Catholic resource providing a short Reflection for the year ahead. Use these short, inspiring words to request guidance or assistance for yourself and for the sake of others.