Ave Maria Village celebrated its tenth anniversary on November 2, 2013, with a blessing of religious articles by Bishop Robert Finn and a display of sacred relics by Dale Anderson.
Centerpiece of the relics. The cross contains portions of the relics of Our Lord's Passion: purple cloak, whip, column of scourging, crown of thorns, linen burial cloth, sepulcher, and true cross.
Bishop Finn blessing religious articles.
Reverencing the relics. Bishop Finn presented with a bust of Christ during His Passion, sculpted by Sr. Mary Mel L'Ecuyer, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS.
From left to right: Bill Thomas, Dale Anderson, Christine Rossi, Bishop Robert Finn.