Reliquary

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Saintly Conversation ( mingled within the saints words are those of others) 

The rise of the cult of saints was sensed by contemporaries, in no uncertain manner, to have broken most of the imaginative boundaries which ancient men had placed between heaven and earth, the divine and the human, the living and the dead, the town and its antithesis

Reference

Peter Brown The Cult of Saints Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity

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