Rev. Jeremiah J. Boland
Holy Family Parish
This rare collection of ancient church property was discovered in 2002 when Father Boland, then the newly appointed parish administrator, hired a safe cracker to drill into a sealed vault in the church sacristy.
Relics can be from a saint's remains, their personal effects or holy objects," explained Rev. Jeremiah Boland, administrator of Holy Family Chicago parish.
During that same century, pilgrims also brought fragments of the original crib to Rome and Pope Sixtus had them preserved," Father Boland
Rev. Jeremiah J. Boland, of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is the parish administrator.