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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, Martyr of China

Round glass-fronted reliquary theca decorated around the perimeter with the Crown of Thorns and dating to 1920's housing first-class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, Martyr of China. The relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a typographic cedula as Bti Perbovre (Blessed [John Garbirel] Perboyre). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved seal with a coat of arms of the Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission.

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#: 35-RSABR-2
  • Size: 28 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1900s
  • Materials: Yellow metal
  • Price: SOLD!

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