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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Pilgrimage to the Holy Relics of Aachen

As reported by the SSPX website:
The Holy Relics of Aachen Germany are exposed only for 10 days once every 7 years.

Few places rank beside Aachen in the history of Christian Europe. Aachen’s Cathedral was built in 790-800 AD as the palace chapel of Charlemagne, King of the Francs and Holy Roman Emperor (born 742; died 814).

Charlemagne was given his final resting place in this cathedral, which was the most distinguished sanctuary in his realm. For nearly 600 years, from 936 to 1531, kings were enthroned on Charlemagne’s throne, after having been anointed and crowned at the main altar.

During the Middle Ages, Aachen became one of Christendom’s most important places of pilgrimage, on a par with Jerusalem, Rome, and Santiago de Compostela. The Aachen pilgrimage, which has been taking place every seven years ever since 1349, is devoted to worshipping the four Holy Relics collected by Charlemagne:
  1. the cloak of Our Lady
  2. the swaddling clothes of the Infant Jesus
  3. the loin clothes worn by Our Lord during His Crucifixion
  4. and the cloth where the head of St. John the Baptist was placed after his beheading
These Holy Relics will be officially taken out of the 13th century reliquary and ritually displayed between June 20-30, 2014.

To see and pray before these remarkable relics, we would like to invite you to join a 12-day pilgrimage for faithful of the Society of St. Pius X visiting Poland, Prague, and Germany. The itinerary includes Krakow, Czestochowa, Auschwitz, Prague, Dettelbach, Wurzburg, Fulda, Bamberg, Rudesheim, Cologne, Aachen, and much more!

In addition to these holy relics, pray before the Holy Infant of Prague, the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, and the relics of the Three Magi. Render homage to St. Stanislaw, St. Hedwig, St. Hyacinth, St. Wenceslas, St. Norbert, St. Boniface, St. Kilian, St. Albert the Great, St. Ursula, St. Cornelius, St. Henry II and St. Kunigunde, and many other saints. Join in Aachen's special jubilee as it marks 1,200 years since the death of Charlemagne in 814 AD.

Travel in the company of other SSPX faithful and an SSPX priest, who will celebrate daily Holy Mass. Do not miss this unique opportunity to gain countless graces and pray before these holy relics, which are exposed only for 10 days every 7 years!


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