What are the different “classes” of relics?

Posted on July 22, 2022 in: General News

What are the different “classes” of relics?

First class, second class, third class…what do these terms mean?

Relics of the saints are the most precious heirlooms of the Church. They are not simply historical mementos, but a means through which God has chosen to bestow great graces to those who venerate them.

When discussing relics, we often hear the terms “first-class,” “second-class,” and “third-class.” What do these terms mean?

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