Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kentucky Mass and Procession For Re- Internment of Two Full Skeletal Remains ( relics ) of Two Roman Saints and Martyrs ( Links and Pics )

Via the The New Liturgical Movement a really cool post about event in Kentucky. See Re-Internment of Two Third Century Roman Martyrs in Louisville, Kentucky

People should really read the view post by  The Ultramontanist that has some wonderful detail at Procession and Reinterment of the relics of St.s Magnus & Bonosa... where he has some wonderful pics and this page that has more more pictures.

The story had been wanting for more. Including how did basically the relics ( Pretty much full skeletal remains ) of two Saints martyred in the 200's in Italy get to KENTUCKY. This story from the Catholic Newspaper of the Archdiocese gives some detail on that. as well as giving some background on the Saints.

Of great interest is the official medical examination done of the Saints bodies while the side altars where they lay in repose were undergoing repairs. For that see again this very interesting article from the Archdiocese 's newspaper at Saints’ remains at St. Martin are examined .

The history of this Kentucky Catholic  Church is very interesting including this little tidbit :

From the time of WWI to the late 1970’s, membership declined drastically to just 30 or so people attending Sunday Mass. This was the result of the declining number of immigrants, anti-German sentiment and the flight to the suburbs. Several disasters, such as fires, a tornado and the 1937 flood did not help. However, the Lord’s faithfulness was about to be revealed at its fullest. Under the Direction of Fr. Vernon Robertson, Mass attendance began to rise quickly to 350 households by 1992. He used the great organ to fill the church with classical and traditional church music. With the spiritual leadership of Fr. Dennis Cousens and his introduction of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in 1996, our total membership reached 1,000 households, coming from 43 zip codes in the Louisville Metro area.

AMAZING HOW THAT WORKS. There is much more on the Church here and the Saints relics in the 2009 National Catholic Register article  ‘All Things Catholic’ St. Martin of Tours Started Its Revival in the Early Days After Vatican II


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