St. Mother Teresa relic unveiled at Mercy

On Wednesday May 12th Bishop Fintan Gavin presided at a special liturgy in the Mercy University Hospital for the unveiling of a First Class Relic of Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

The liturgy was attended by hospital staff and was broadcast live to patients in the wards.  

Fr. Marius O’Reilly, Chaplain, Mercy University Hospital, with Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, at the Mercy University Hospital chapel.

The Missionary of Charity Sisters in Rome — the congregation which Mother Teresa established — gifted the relic to the hospital so the sick and those who visit them, as well as those who work in the hospital, could venerate the relic and implore Mother Teresa’s intercession.  

Hospital Chaplain Fr. Marius O’Reilly noted that Mother Teresa is especially known for her love of the poor and the sick.

“It is hoped that many will find great consolation in this time of Covid Pandemic,” he said.