Tagged with reliquaries

Relics,Witches & Ships in Bottles

Relics,Witches & Ships in Bottles

What happened to objects when Henry VIII closed the monasteries? This is an area of history that is often ignored or the subject of guesswork, especially in England where there was so much destruction of religious artefacts at the long drawn-out Reformation. But here’s some thoughts. Every church that conducted masses had to have a … Continue reading

Travelling with St Thomas’s Leg

Travelling with St Thomas’s Leg

Today’s i newspaper had a great story, about a school in Lancashire’s collection which they are trying to make accessible to the public via the Christian Heritage Centre. Ho hum, you may be thinking, but this is Britain’s largest collection of religious relics. In Europe there is still enough Catholicism scattered through communities that the … Continue reading