A Relic is something connected to a saint or blessed. They are holy reminders of our connection to our sisters and brothers in heaven.

A relic could be a part of the saint’s body, like hair or bone fragments, or something the saint touched or used. We distinguish three types of relics.

1st Class Relic – A part of the saint’s body.
2nd Class Relic – An article touched by the person or touch directly to part of his or her body.
3rd Class Relic – Something touched indirectly to the person by means of a 1st or 2nd class relic or to their tomb. You are a third class relic if you have touched a saint while he/she was still alive!