Relics of the Passion and their history

At this time of Passiontide, posts over the coming days will address nine holy relics of the Passion and Death of our Lord, Jesus Christ, together with their history and provenance. These posts are intended specifically for your edification. Relics addressed will be the following:

  1. Two relics of the True Cross;
  2. A few strands from one of the Ropes with which Christ was flogged during the Scourging at the Pillar;
  3. A small piece of the Column of Flagellation;
  4. A piece of the Purple Robe that Christ was forced to wear during the Crowning with Thorns;
  5. A sliver from the Crown of Thorns;
  6. A true effigy of the Holy Face according to the Veil of Veronica;
  7. One thread from the Burial Shroud;
  8. A fragment from the Stone of the Anointing; and
  9. A stone from the Holy Sepulcher.

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The Sacred Thorns bleed again with the Precious Blood of Christ

Two of the Sacred Thorns that were part of the Crown of Thorns that Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, was forced to wear during His Passion – one in Andria (below), the other one in Bari, Italy – have commenced bleeding again with the Precious Blood of Christ. This miracle, which has been happening for centuries, occurs whenever Good Friday and the Solemnity of the Annunciation fall on the same day as they did two days ago.