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Reliquary theca with relics of St. Michel Garicoits, Patron of teachers & founder of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Bétharram

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing a first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) pre-canonization relic of the Saint Michel Garicoïts. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as Ex oss. B. Mich. Garicoïts (of the bone of the Blessed Michel Garicoït).  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 Postulator General of a clerical religious congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Bétharram.

Saint Michel Garicoïts (†1863) was a French Basque Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Bétharram. He combated Jansenism in his parish due to the threat that it posed to the faith and served as a teacher and preacher and was known for his ardent devotion to both the Eucharist and the Sacred Heart. Pope Pius XI beatified him in 1923 while Pope Pius XII later canonized him as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church over a decade later in 1947.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 562-RSGSR
  • Size: 32 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1990
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: $575
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