Since the early days of the Church, the remains of a saint or holy person were called relics (from the Latin Reliquiae, meaning remains).
The Veneration of relics is practiced by Christians and non-Christians alike. It is in no way restricted to the Catholic religion.
The following list consist of Catholic relics. Click on the word to view the picture of the relic. The Vatican Certificate of authenticity can be viewed by clicking on the picture of the individual relics.
Relic of the Coat of Saint Joseph
Relic of the Wood from the Holy Cross of Jesus
Relic from the House of Mary
Crown of Thorns
Manger of the Lord Jesus
Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
Saint Francis de Sales
Saint Louis Grignon de Montfort
Saint Theresa of the Infant Jesus