Les reliques de Saint Sebastien-RELICS

The relics of Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian is a 3rd century Christian martyr who was sentenced to death by Roman Emperor Diocletian for his faith. After his death, his relics became the object of great veneration for Christians, who built many shrines to house them.

 

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The relics of Saint Sebastian are found in several places around the world, but the most famous are located in the Basilica of Saint Sebastian outside the walls in Rome. This basilica was built in the 4th century on the site where Saint Sebastian is said to have been buried.

 

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Relic of Saint Sebastian on Relics.es

 

The basilica houses several relics of Saint Sebastian, including his skull and fragments of his bones. These relics are kept in a silver shrine located in the left transept of the basilica.

The Basilica of Saint Sebastian Outside the Walls is an important place of pilgrimage for Christians all over the world. Visitors can see the relics of Saint Sebastian and meditate in the chapel dedicated to the saint. The basilica's frescoes and mosaics depict the story of Saint Sebastian and his courageous death for his faith.

Besides the Basilica of Saint Sebastian outside the walls, there are many other places where the relics of Saint Sebastian are venerated, including the cathedral of Narbonne in France, which claims to possess the skull of the saint.

The relics of Saint Sebastian have been the object of many miracles and healings. In the Middle Ages, relics were used to take oaths in ecclesiastical and civil courts.

Despite this, there have been doubts about the authenticity of the relics of Saint Sebastian. In 2001, scientists examined the relics of the Basilica of Saint Sebastian outside the walls to confirm their authenticity. The results confirmed that the bones were indeed those of a man who had lived at the time of San Sebastian.

The relics of Saint Sebastian continue to be an important symbol of the Christian faith and of the persecution of Christians in the past. The veneration of these relics is an expression of devotion and gratitude for the life and work of Saint Sebastian and for his example of courage and faith in the face of adversity.

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