Visit of the Relics of St Bernadette to the Cathedral

The Reliquary was brought to the Cathedral by a dedicated group including an Officer of the Papal order of St Gregory the GreatThe Reliquary

The Cathedral was full of people wishing to be present for this historic visit

First Reading at MassThe psalm
Second readingGospel reading

Bishop’s Homily

The Choir directed by our Master of Music, Andrew Wright K.S.G.

Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

At the end of Mass, crowds of the faithful praying at the Reliquary

Photos – Graham Hillman

“These relics bring her (St Bernadette) within our reach. Yes, they are human bones that have known death and decomposition. But they are the bones of a young woman touched deeply and directly by the power of God. That power then shone so brightly in her life. And continues to do so. She reminds us that the transforming presence of God is always among us, in the midst of the shadows and sadness of this world.”

Cardinal Vincent Nichols

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