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Reliquary theca with relics of St. John Gabriel Perboyre, Martyr in China

Round glass-fronted wooden reliquary theca housing second class ex pallio (of the dress) relic of St. John Gabriel Perboyre. The relic is affixed on a background of red silk and identified on a paper typographic cedula as B.J.G.Perboyne.  The reliquary is secured by a seal of red  wax with coat of arms of the Congregation of the Mission, a vowed, Roman Catholic society of apostolic life of priests and brothers founded by St. Vincent de Paul.

Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M. (French: Jean-Gabriel Perboyre †1840), was a French priest, who served as a missionary in China, where he became a martyr. After the then-obligatory waiting period of 50 years after death for seeking a person's canonization had expired, a cause for him was introduced to the Holy See. He was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1889, and later canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1996. In the meantime, his remains were returned from China to France, where they were entombed for veneration in the chapel of the Vincentian Motherhouse in Paris.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 114-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 35 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 19th century, France
  • Materials: wood
  • Price: $425

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