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Saint Catharine of Alexandria relics found in Belarus’ Budslav

A unique finding in the Budslav Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Relics of Saint Catharine of Alexandria have been found here.

These items are considered to be the amongst the rearrests relics in the world. The relics of Saint Catharine of Alexandria were described in one of the archives dating back to the 18th century. Saint Catharine of Alexandria is the main guardian of railway workers and this fact attracted the vicar of Budslav Cathedral Mikhail Buben due to the fact that he is the Pasteur of the railway workers of Minsk-Mogilev Archbishopric.

“In the old times every blessed altar had relics. They were either buried or put in the relic place”, emphasized the vicar.

Mikhail Buben said that when he saw the relics of Saint Catharine of Alexandria mentioned in the archives, he then started searching for them.

“During the Soviet times the relics were hidden in order to save them from the communists. The capsular with the relics was wrapped into a small sack, but it was in the cathedral”.

On November 25, 2017 the relics will be brought into the Budslav Cathedral. It is not by chance that this day was chosen because November 25 is the day of Saint Catharine of Alexandria remembrance.

“I am happy that these relics have been found”, says vicar Mikhail Buben.

“They are very difficult to reach because these are unique items. As far as I know, there are no more relics of Saint Catharine of Alexandria in Belarus; there are these relics in Poland”.

Railway workers and everyone who wishes to are welcome to attend the ceremony on November 25.

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Saint Catharine of Alexandria relics found in Belarus’ Budslav