Saints in Coffee Jars 6-10 February 2024, Pūmanawa Gallery, The Arts Centre (Montreal St end of the Arts Centre Complex)

Join us on a captivating journey through time as we uncover the secrets buried beneath the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.  ‘Saints in Coffee Jars’ will spark your curiosity and introduce you to the fascinating world of relics.  Explore the rich history of relics, spanning over two millennia, and understand their significant impact on our culture and faith.

Discover how Bishop Grimes SM assembled his collection of relics to shape his vision for a new Catholic society in the southern hemisphere. Much like the relics concealed underground following the Second Vatican Council, Bishop Grimes SM remains a largely forgotten figure in twenty-first century Aotearoa. As Christchurch’s first Catholic bishop, +Grimes not only oversaw the construction of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Barbadoes St, but also played a pivotal role as a civic leader, impacting diverse areas, from education to animal welfare.  In addition to delving into the world of relics, you can also explore the enduring impact of this extraordinary individual at the ‘Saints in Coffee Jars’ exhibition.

‘Saints in Coffee Jars’ promises to be a remarkable journey through history and faith. 

 

‘Saints in Coffee Jars’ promises to be a remarkable journey through history and faith. 

Some of the relics on display include:

  • St John [Don] Bosco
  • St Rita of Cascia
  • St Laurence ED & St Patriti Ep [St Patrick]
  • St Mary Magdelene
  • St Francis of Assisi 
  • St Benedicti Abb
  • St Georgii (M) 
  • St Thomas Aquinas 
  • Pope St Pius X
  • St Philippi Ap [St Philip the Apostle]
  • Relic of the True Cross