Catholic Christians operate from
an Incarnational Principle:
they sometimes make use of
statues, images, medals, relics, and other objects to call to mind their relationship with the communion of saints of the past. These
"religious objects" are used to simply recall to mind the example of a particular saint and to remind us of their nearness to God and their
intercede for us on earth.
She (the woman with a hemorrhage) had heard about Jesus
and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. She said, "If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured."
Immediately her flow of blood dried up.