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1950 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey, founder of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny

Fancy small round silver glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground decorated by silver wire and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. A.-M. Javouhey V. (Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey, Virgin) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of the Holy Ghost (better known as the Hospitallers of the Holy Spirit). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General of the Order on 15 October 1950 (the day of the beatification) and comes in the original case of the issue. 

Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey (†1851) was a French nun venerated in the Roman Catholic Church who founded the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny.  She is known as the "Liberator of the Slaves" in the New World, and as the mother of the town of Mana, French Guiana. The cause for her beatification was introduced on February 11, 1908, and she was beatified on October 15, 1950.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 621-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1950
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: Silver, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: SOLD!
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