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Reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta

Small oval silver glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the second-class relic of the Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta. The relic is identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as B. Mariae Assumptae  (the Blessed Mary of the Assumption). On the back, under a protective cap wiith a portrait of the Saint, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor (commonly known as the Franciscans). 

Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta (†1905) was an Italian Roman Catholic professed religious who served as a member of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary and also as part of the missions to China. Pallotta devoted her entire life to the Rule of her congregation and to serving in whatever task was prescribed to her. She desired nothing more than to work in the menial jobs and while in China dedicated herself to the care of the poor and the orphans in the orphanage that she worked in. Her cause had its origins since the order received the encouragement of Pope Pius X despite it not beginning until a decade later. Following the recognition of two miracles Pope Pius XII celebrated her beatification on 7 November 1954. Her Feast day is celebrated on 7 April.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 6564-RSGSR
  • Size: 22 x 17 mm
  • Age: ca. 1970s
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: Silver, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: $600
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