Thomas J. Serafin
P.O. Box 21301
Los Angeles, Ca. 90021-USA


Phone: 1 818 416-9279

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.1stJan. 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., John Paul II Cultural Center

Art and Artifact in the Life of the Church:  JPII  Cultural Center -  Sept. 14 – Nov. 14

The International Crusade for Holy Relics is a pious organization established to provide relic devotees with information and support in the apostolate of promoting the proper veneration and public exhibition of the remains of our great saints who await us in Heaven.

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.

International Parliament for Safety and Peace, my involvement as Deputy is to unite foreign governments to help stop the sale and theft of religious relics.



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



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



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.

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 in honor of HIH Prince Buu Chanh of Vietnam..



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



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.



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, 2004 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.                                                

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) - Feature  - 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   (GlendaleBurbank) - Religion feature

Daily Press/Desert Dispatch – Weekender Magazine, Feature

Ventura County Star – Religion feature

The Greenwich Times – Interview

Josephite – Harvester Magazine

Daily Breeze - Feature


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

KPCC 89.3 FM   Feature

Contributing writer / consultant

Mentioned in, “Skulls & Skeletons” by Christine Quigley / Pgs. 170-171

Contributor to the Encyclopedia for Catholic Devotions, published in 2003 by Our Sunday Visitor.

Consultant on numerous newspaper articles in the United States.

Young Catholics of Sweden (SUK), Piotr Urniak


Awards received

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    


Imperial Order of the Dragon of Annam

Liaison to HIH for the relics of Vietnamese Catholic Saints.