It isn’t always easy to stand up for your faith in the public square.
Draw STRENGTH from those who already have.
Join Catholics across Minnesota in venerating the relics of two saints who exemplified courage and conviction in the face of persecution. St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher were prominent 16th century Englishmen who stood against King Henry VIII’s attempted supremacy over the Catholic Church, and accepted martyrdom instead of abandoning their faith.
This fearless witness is especially compelling to American Catholics today, as we face threats to our religious liberty and rights of conscience. Come to learn more about the lives of these saints, ask for their prayers, and be inspired by their example.
The Strength of the Saints Relic Tour is being organized by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, and is part of the broader Fortnight for Freedom, a call to fourteen days of prayer, education, and action for religious freedom in the United States and abroad.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016
St. Paul (Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis)
Cathedral of St. Paul
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
Cloquet (Diocese of Duluth)
Queen of Peace Church
Bishop Sirba will preside at Mass, beginning at 9:30 AM. Mass will be followed by presentations and time to venerate the relics in silence.
Bemidji (Diocese of Crookston)
St. Philip’s Catholic Church
The faithful will have the opportunity to venerate the relics, followed by a talk from Bishop Hoeppner.
St. Cloud (Diocese of St. Cloud)
Cathedral of St. Mary
To prepare for viewing the relics, the film “A Man for All Seasons” (1966) will be shown. The two-hour movie begins at 5:15 p.m. in the basement of the Cathedral. Light refreshments will be available.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
New Ulm (Diocese of New Ulm)
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
Rochester (Diocese of Winona)
Church of St. John the Evangelist
Bishop Quinn will celebrate Mass at 12:10 PM.
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Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher
Veneration of Relics
Diocesan Specific Posters
Relic tour will highlight saints’ courage, religious liberty, St. Cloud Visitor
Saints who defend freedom, National Catholic Register
Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher to visit Minnesota parishes, The Catholic Spirit