A fascinating discussion about the relics of saints and their importance.

Dr. William A. Thomas is a Roman Catholic Theologian, Professor of Mariology at Newman College Ireland, and Director of the Pope St. John Paul II Institute of Marian Studies. Dr. Thomas studied metaphysics and philosophy in the United States before receiving his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He served as English Secretary to Bishop Van Lierde, OSA, the Vicar General of His Holiness Pope Saint John Paul II, in the Apostolic Palace. He is a custodian of the Sacred Relics of St. John Paul II, which accompany him.

The relic of St. John Paul II’s blood continuously gives off a scent of roses so strong that it remained in our friary the following day.

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