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Relics of Saint Damien of Molokai

During the pandemic, interest in the relics of Saint Damien of Molokai has grown considerably. The apostle to the lepers, who gave his life for people suffering from an incurable and contagious disease, is considered an effective intercessor in the fight against the coronavirus. Many of the faithful turn to his intercession to experience God's mercy and obtain the grace they ask for. Whereas in previous years there were around a dozen requests for the relics of Saint Damien each year, in 2020 there were 30, and in the first quarter of 2021 there were already 27! The highest number of requests since the outbreak of the pandemic has come from countries such as the Philippines (10), Mexico (10) and Spain (9). The remaining requests came from: Colombia (5), USA. (5), Italy (4), Brazil (3) and Chile (2), with single requests from the Czech Republic, Ireland, Croatia, Germany, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and Costa Rica.

 

05/01/2021