Ben (travel_theworld) wrote in catholic_heresy,

Veneration of Relics

Hello everyone! A question from me, just to clear it up:

I understand that as Catholics, a way of honoring the saints is through venerating their relics. I realize that through honoring the saints, honor is also given to God who created them. But just a few questions;

When we venerate a relic, is it the saint who is honored and not the relic?

And when miracles are attributed to a saint's relics, does that mean that the actual relic healed them or God's power worked through a saint's relic and healed that person(s)?

Thanks to all who answer. I'm just a teen Catholic trying to learn more about my faith so I can understand it more and really know about my faith when I receive Confirmation next year.

Thanks again!
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