The Cause for Canonization of Blessed Ivan Merz, Inc. or “Blessed Ivan Merz Family,” is a movement for sainthood based in Zagreb, Croatia, and a religious corporation (non-stock) in the Republic of the Philippines. It is the spiritual family of the devotees and disciples in faith of the “Apostle of the Youth,” Blessed Ivan Merz of Croatia.
The Reliquarium (Home of the Sacred Relics) is a Catholic Oratory under the care of the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Ivan Merz, Inc. It houses more than 1,000 sacred relics belonging to Our Lord, the Blessed Mother and the Saints. It is a one-of-a-kind place of worship and prayer in Metro Manila and in the Island of Luzon.
The 18sqm. Reliquarium is currently located within the Blessed Ivan Merz Center in Marikina City. Due to the large number of devotees and pilgrims and faithful that attend the monthly Healing Mass, the administrators decided to look for a bigger space to build a spacious oratory to accommodate more people to be blessed and healed through the intercession of the Saints especially of Blessed Ivan Merz.
Please help build the new Reliquarium, the home of the Sacred Relics of the Saints. We need to raise Php 30,000,000 (US$572,000+) to buy a 500+sqm. lot overlooking Lower Antipolo and Metro Manila and build the oratory (main church) and center where we will house the sacred relics and welcome the faithful who will worship God with the Saints through solemn liturgies and quality Christian Formation.SPIRITUAL BENEFITS
•Perpetual Remembrance in all the sacrifices and prayers of the Blessed Ivan Merz Family.
•Perpetual Remembrance in all the Holy Masses celebrated in the Reliquarium and in the tomb of Blessed Ivan Merz in Croatia.
•Names of the Benefactors and Sponsors, and their requested love ones (living or deceased), will be incripted in the Sanctuary of the Reliquarium.
FEATURES OF THE NEW RELIQUARIUM
•More Sacred Relics will be exposed, especially the sacred relics of Saints connected with Blessed Ivan Merz (ex. St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta).
•A larger room for conferences and lectures that will be open for everyone.
•A special place for solitude for those who wish to have their solo retreat. … AND MANY MORE!