Pius V, pope - April 30th
St Pius V (d. 1572, Rome, Italy) (Relics: Rome, Italy)
First Class Relics
Basilica of St Mary Major
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42
*This basilica has two large transept chapels. The chapel in the right transept contains the remains of St Pius V. His body is enshrined on the left side of this chapel.
*Within the porphyry base of the Papal Altar in the main body of this church are some relics of St Matthias. Also prominently placed within the confessio below this altar are five pieces of wood believed to be from the crib of Jesus Christ.
*The remains of St Jerome (d. 420) were brought to this basilica in the 12th century. There is some doubt as to their exact location. They either rest under the Papal Altar within the main body of the church or within the confessio in the right transept.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Santa Maria sopra Minerva (Our Lady Above Minerva)
Piazza della Minerva 42
*This church is near the Pantheon.
*The sixth chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to St Pius V.
*The body of St Catherine of Siena (d. 1380) rests under the main altar.