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"The children and young people who come to know more intimately Saint José Sánchez del Río will, according to his example and with the help of his intercession, grow in their love of Christ the King and His Mother, the Virgin of Guadalupe"
-Cardinal Burke

        His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, has recently acquired a first class relic of Saint José Sánchez del Río, and he has consigned this relic to the Shrine. This authentic relic is ex ossibus, which means “from the bone.” The reliquary for the relic was made in Mexico.


        On February 10, the feast day of Saint José Sánchez del Río, the relic will be placed upon the altar during a special Mass for the Youth Guild. At the conclusion of Mass, the priest will give a special blessing with the relic upon the congregation, invoking the young saint’s intercession for the youth of the guild.