World's most intriguing religious relics
Mouth of Truth -
Still, if you you are in the area and pop into the basilica, why nor also pay a visit to the famous Bocca della Verità ("Mouth of Truth")?
Saint Catherine of Siena -
Saint Catherine of Siena started having visions of Jesus when she was a child and was eventually canonized in 1461.
Saint Clare of Assisi -
A follower of Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare went on to found the Order of Poor Ladies.
Saint Clare of Assisi - Saint Clare's hair is also kept at Basilica di Santa Chiara in Assisi, Italy.
Hairs of Muhammad's beard -
This glass reliquary containing hairs of Muhammad's beard is kept at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey.
Buddha's tooth -
How would you like to check out a tooth that reportedly keeps growing and has healing powers?
The blood of Saint Januarius -
Former bishop Januarius died circa 305 CE as a martyr. He is a saint of the Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
The tongue of Saint Anthony -
Saint Anthony of Padua died in 1231, but upon exhumation apparently all his body had decomposed, other than his tongue, jaw, and vocal cords.
Muhammad's footprint -
For instance, Muhammad's footprints can be found at the aforementioned Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, India etc.
The heart of Saint Camillus -
Roman Catholic priest Camillus de Lellis is known for taking care of the sick and for being the founder of the religious order of the Camillians.
The Mandylion -
The Mandylion is essentially a piece of cloth with the face of Jesus imprinted. The image is believed to be the oldest depiction of Christ in the world.
The Mandylion -
The Mandylion is kept at the Redemptoris Mater Chapel, formerly known as the Matilde Chapel, in the Vatican Palace.
The milk of the Virgin Mary -
While you can't travel back in time to the 12th century and witness the miracle, you can visit the Milk Grotto, near Bethlehem.