Relic of St Teresa of Calcutta

The Knights of Saint Columbanus have received, from the Missionaries of Charity, a first-class Relic of St Teresa of Calcutta (formerly known as Mother Teresa) and they have arranged for the Relic to be  brought to the Cathedrals of Ireland.

As part of this tour the Relic will be present at St Mary’s Cathedral from Tuesday 18th July – Thursday 20th July. A programme of events has been planned to facilitate veneration of the Relic and to foster a deeper awareness of the call to holinesses as expressed in the life of St Teresa of Calcutta especially through her care for the weakest and most vulnerable, and the dignity and respect she showed the sick and dying.  

The Relic will arrive at St Mary’s Cathedral Kilkenny at 7pm on Tuesday 18th July and remain until 3pm on Thursday 20th July. The Cathedral will remain open until 10 pm each day of the visitation.

There will be special celebrations to coincide with the visit including Mass on Wednesday 19th July at 9am (in thanksgiving for the gift of human life) and Mass for the sick with anointing that evening at 7pm. On Thursday Mass will be celebrated at 9am and 1pm in the Cathedral. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available at certain times during the public veneration of the Relic.

On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings a film on the life of Mother Teresa will be shown in the Cathedral Chapter Room at 8pm.

For further information please see poster and flyers  or go to

St Mary’s Cathedral Parish Office (9.30am – 1.30pm Mon. – Fri.)

Tel. 056 7721253



Ossory Diocesan Office James’s Street, Kilkenny Tel: 056-7762448 Fax: 056-7763753 E-mail: