THOMAS J. SERAFIN
P.O. BOX 21301
LOS ANGELES, CA. 90021-USA

Phone: 1 818 416-9279 E-mail:TOM@ICHRusa.COM

CURRENT OBJECTIVES:

The Apostolate for Holy Relics, Inc. is non-profit, tax-exempt Calif. Corporation established for the education of the faithful, the veneration of the remains of the saints, and the preservation of relics. The emphasis of its mission is a traveling exhibit of relics available for public veneration.

Exhibit: Forest Lawn Memorial Park Nov.1st – Jan. 27, 2002
Exhibit: Georgetown University, Jesuit Heritage Week Feb. 2002
Retreat: “Day of Recollection with the Saints” July 27, 2002
Retreat: “Day of Recollection with the Saints” Oct. 19, 2002
National Tour: Tilma of Tepeyac Tour May – Dec. 2003
Palm Sunday 2004: Relics of the Passion–.St. Louis Cath., JP II Cultural Center
National Tour: “Passion Tour” Feb – March 2005

The International Crusade for Holy Relics goal is to create an opportunity for the education and public veneration of the remains of the saints. By this method, the faithful and inquisitive have the occasion to become aware of the lives and legends of the saints, their life struggles, their trials and tribulations, and the holy perseverance that was the pathway to Heaven. It is very apparent that this ministry can keep the saints alive in the hearts and minds of the faithful while catechizing and evangelizing the faithful and curious are like.

Saints Alive acts as an international information center for one of the Church's oldest and continuously approved cult. This was the first website designed to educate and inform the faithful on the subject of relics on the worldwide internet.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONS:

Member of the Oblates of the Precious Blood, OPB
Past President of the Pasadena Curia of the Legion of Mary

AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS:

International Crusade for Holy Relics – Relics the Forgotten Sacramental
E-Simony Report (A study of the electronic sale of relics on the internet)
nEw Judas – Electronic Simony Exposed


ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Retreat speaker – available for one-day retreats and seminars on the subject of relics and the saints, provide Catholic churches with Sunday veneration, guest curator, and participate in conferences as guest exhibitor.
Producer and Host -Producer and host for a series of cable television programs, “Saints Alive” for Public Access TV.

Podcast – Creating podcasts for teens. Posted on numerous websites.
www.stmichaelspod.com

PROFESSION:

Professional photographer, Writer
Guest speaker (Liaison to HIH for the relics of Vietnamese Catholic Saints) at the reception of the International Monarchist League held at the Bacon-DACOR House (Washington, DC).

RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS:

President / CEO – Apostolate for Holy Relics, Inc.
Founder & Director – Saints Alive Relic Apostolate
Co-Founder – International Crusade for Holy Relics
Founder – ICHRusa

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES:

Restoration of the relic collection of the Los Angeles Archdiocese Archival Center, relic presentations and retreats, numerous relic collection restorations, Benefactor (Donor) to the Regina Mundi 2000 Project – ICHR Relic Shrine, Oreum, Portugal.

The designing and mounting of the Mexican Martyrs relics for the Knights of Columbus, 2005-2006 Mexican Martyr tour.

ACCLAIMATIONS:

Marquis Who’s Who in America Because of his noteworthy achievements that have proven to be of a lasting value to society Mr. Serafin’s biography has been included in the 2003-2006 edition of the Marquis Who’s Who in America

Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2004 edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England “One Thousand Great Americans”
The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England accurately highlights the achievements of important people to a worldwide audience of academics and researchers who use the information for individual or scholarly research. http://www.internationalbiographicalcentre.com/

Featured articles:
The Los Angeles Times – Sunday Supplement
The London Times – Sunday Easter Supplement
The South China Morning News – Feature
HQ Australian Magazine - Feature Story
Chicago Tribune - Interview
ACF Newsource - Feature
Hutchinson News (Kansas)
www.Salon.com - Feature
www.Liberation.com - French Newspaper
Our Sunday Visitor – Featured twice
St. Louis Post Dispatch - Interview
Lay Catholic Mission – Featured twice
National Catholic Register - Feature
Catholic Digest Magazine - Reprint of Salon Article
Glendale News - Religion feature
Pasadena Star News - Religion feature
Daily News (Glendale – Burbank) - Religion feature
Daily Press/Desert Dispatch – Weekender Magazine, Feature
Ventura County Star – Religion feature
The Greenwich Times – Interview
Josephite – Harvester Magazine
Daily Breeze – Feature
Over 100 tour related newspaper articles across the United States.

Television:
KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles – Morning News television segment
Collectors Favorites #234 – “Holy Treasures”, 30 minute guest spot
Interview about relics – Hombrenuevo – EWTN television

Radio interviews:
KALI-AM (channel 900), 30 minute guest spot
KALI-FM (channel 106.3), 30 minute guest spot
KYPA-AM (channel 1130), 30 minute guest spot
KMMY-TBA, 30 minute guest spot
RadiofranceInternational – Radio interview for Belgium, France,and Switzerland
St. Joseph Radio Program, EWTN link-short-wave/ four (2 hour guest spots)
The Osgood Files on CBS radio – 2 min. Feature (WCBS) (NEW YORK) Mar 1, 2002 2:28 pm
CRACKING DOWN ON THE SALE OF HOLY RELICS
KPCC 89.3 FM Feature
Relevant Radio – The Drew Mariani Show - Guest

Contributing writer / consultant:
Written articles for the National Catholic Register newspaper.
Mentioned in, “Skulls & Skeletons” by Christine Quigley / Pgs. 170-171
Mentioned in, “TREASURES FROM HEAVEN” by Steven Sora / Pgs. 221-222
Contributor to the Encyclopedia for Catholic Devotions, Our Sunday Visitor.
Contributor to The Other Faces of Mary by Ann Ball / Crossroad Publishing Co.
Consultant on numerous newspaper articles in the United States.
Young Catholics of Sweden (SUK), Piotr Urniak
Consultant to Prime Time Live on the remains of Pope John Paul II.
Guest interview on the DVD production, Las Reliquias de la Pasión”.© Hombrenuevo

AWARDS RECEIVED:

Knighthood/Knight-Chevalier Order of Immaculate Conception of Vila Vicosa, Portugal (Dynastic)
The Order of Our Lady of the Conception of Vila Viçosa

Knighthood /Knight Commander St. Michael of the Wing, Portugal (Dynastic) Royal Confraternity
http://www.chivalricorders.org/orders/portugal/vilavic.htm
http://www.colin-smythe.com/authors/covers/orders1a.htm

Knighthood/Officer
Imperial Order of the Dragon of Annam

WEBSITES: www.ApostolateforHolyRelics.com / www.ICHRusa.com

THOMAS J. SERAFIN
P.O. BOX 21301
LOS ANGELES, CA. 90021-USA
Phone: 1 818 416-9279 E-mail:TOM@ICHRusa.COM

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