There will be one stop in the Washington DC area on the Kolbe Relic Tour. The St. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM Conv. Relic Tour includes the February 17-19, 2016 stop at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. Prayers and veneration will be open to the public each day for one half of an hour, from 6 – 6:30 pm, in Caldwell Chapel. The relic will stay at Catholic U through February 21st, but that Sunday veneration will be restricted to members of the CUA community.
More information from prior posts about the Relic Tour:
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe (a friar of our Order of Friars Minor Conventual who died in the World War II concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland) our friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province have sponsored a pilgrimage of St. Maximilian’s relics (consisting of fragments of his beard). This is the largest tour of St. Maximilian Kolbe relics in the United States. It began on January 15, 2016 with an Opening Mass celebrated by our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., followed by veneration, held the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, Maryland. The tour will include 38 ministry sites along the East Coast of the United States and Canada. The pilgrimage of St. Maximilian’s relics will return to our Ellicott City, MD ministry at the Shrine of St. Anthony for a concluding Closing Ceremony, on St. Maximilian’s feast day, August 14th.