While the Shroud of Turin remains the most controversial religious relic in the world, countless other relics exist without controversy or scrutiny. Soon, several hundred such relics of the Catholic Church will make their way from Rome to the Reagan Library where they will be on display for 6 months.
The first of many such relics arrived today. Here the author, John Heubusch, is joined by Monsignor Luis Manuel Cuna Ramos, the Director of the Congregation for Evangelization of People’s Archives at the Vatican City State as the artifacts are prepared for display.
Displayed are an angel from the workshop of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (17th Century and “The Virgin Mary with Infant Jesus and Book in Hands,” an oil on paper painting by Guercino, 17th Century.
A trip to the Reagan Library to see the hundreds of artifacts on exhibit would be worth the effort.