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Sacred Treasures of the Church

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is blessed with a vast collection of authenticated sacred relics. In order to properly honor these holy saints, the Shrine makes our relics available for public veneration on their particular feast days.

Veneration Schedule


2nd – St. Basil the Great

4th – St. Elizabeth Seton

5th – St. John Neumann



9th – St. Maron

10th – St. José Sánchez del Río

11th – Our Lady of Lourdes (St. Bernadette Relic)



17th – St. Patrick of Ireland

19th – Clothing of St. Joseph

25th – St. Louis de Montfort


11th – St. Gemma Galgani

16th – St. Bernadette

21st – St. Anselm of Canterbury



St. Peregrine (Every 1st Mon. of May)

+1st – Clothing of St. Joseph

3rd – Ss. Philip & James the Less



3rd – St. Charles Lwanga

11th – St. Barnabas

19th – St. Romuald



6th – St. Maria Goretti

11th – St. Benedict, Abbot

13th – Bl. Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Santiago



1st – St. Alphonsus Liguori

2nd – St. Peter Julian Eymard

4th – St. John Vianney



3rd – St. Gregory the Great

13th – St. John Chrysostom

14th – True Cross



1st – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

4th – St. Francis of Assisi

5th – St. Faustina Kowalska



13th – St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

+13th – St. Stanislaus Kostka

16th – St. Gertrude the Great



3rd – St. Francis Xavier

10th – BVM House of Loreto

13th – St. Lucy


Relic Veneration Information

Public veneration of 1st-Class Relics at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe takes place by the way of a general blessing at the conclusion of Holy Mass. Should the saint’s feast day fall on a Sunday or a Solemnity, there may not be a public venera­tion of that saint’s relic, however, the relic will be available for private veneration upon request.

Veneration of Saints

Honor paid to the saints who, by their intercession and example and in their possession of God, minister to human sanctification, helping the faithful grow in Christian virtue. Venerating the saints does not detract from the glory given to God, since whatever good they possess is a gift from his bounty. They reflect the divine perfections, and their supernatural qualities result from the graces Christ merited for them by the Cross. In the language of the Church’s liturgy, the saints are venerated as sanctuaries of the Trinity, as adopted children of the Father, brethren of Christ, faithful members of his Mystical Body, and temples of the Holy Spirit.

​- Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., Servant of God, Modern Catholic Dictionary

Father John A. Hardon of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

“RELIC. An object connected with a saint, e.g., part of the body or clothing or something the person had used or touched. Authentic relics are venerated with the Church’s warm approbation. They may not be bought or sold. Those of a martyr are placed in the altar stone at the consecration of an altar.”

– Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Modern Catholic Dictionary

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