31. THE QUESTION WAS: St. Augustine wrote, For even now,
miracles are wrought in the name of Christ, whether by His sacraments or by the
prayers or _______ of His saints.
THE ANSWER IS B .relics
is the whole quote: This I might say for the sake of refuting these most
frivolous objectors. But we cannot deny that many miracles were wrought to
confirm that one grand and health-giving miracle of Christs ascension to
heaven with the flesh in which He rose. For these most trust-worthy books of
ours contain in one narrative both the miracles that were wrought and the creed
which they were wrought to confirm. The miracles were published that they might
produce brought them into greater prominence. For they are read in
congregations that they may be believed, and yet they would not be so read
unless they were believed. For even now miracles are wrought in the name of
Christ, whether by His sacraments or by the prayers or relics of His saints.
(City of God 22:8)
speaking about the place of relics in the Early Church, St. Jerome, in 420 A.D.
wrote: "We do not worship, we do not adore, for fear that we should bow
down to the creature rather than to the Creator, but we venerate the relics of
the martyrs in order the better to adore Him whose martyrs they are." ( Letter to Riparius)