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Relics of St Therese arrived in Austalia this morning

The relics of St. Therese of Lisieux arrived in Australia early this morning at Perth Airport. From there they were taken to the parish of Morley for a Mass scheduled to be celebrated by Archbishop Hickey at 3.00am. The relics will be touring parishes and Carmelite Monasteries in Western Australia until February 11th before moving to other States. Over the time of the complete tour -- which ends on 1 May -- it is estimated that the relics will be within an hour's drive of almost 80% of the Australian population. The relics will be displayed in some sixty venues across 19 dioceses in all six states and the ACT. The venues include 35 parish churches, 14 cathedrals and 10 Carmelite monasteries. The Record newspaper in Western Australia last weekend gave over the entire edition to coverage of the tour. Previous tours in the United States and Ireland are reputed to have brought tens of thousands of people back to the regular practice of their faith. For full details of the visit to Australia visit the Carmelite official website link below.

Official Carmelite website