2. This collection includes (as of October, 2002) 945 reliquaries and 1175 relics. The single reliquary containing the most relics in the collection is #865, the large oval to the right of the St. Gaspar statue in the St. Gaspar Shrine; it contains seventy relics. This was Fr. Francis de Sales Brunner’s personal reliquary.
3. 95% of the relics in the Maria Stein collection are first class relics; that is, they are from the body of the saint (usually part of a bone). Second class relics are things (e.g., clothing) that the saint used. Third class relics are things that are touched to saint or to a first class relic of a saint.
4. This is the second largest collection of relics open for veneration by the public in the United States.