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1926 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, R.S.C.J., founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing a second-class ex vestimentis  (of the vestments) relic of the St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, R.S.C.J. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground decorated by a gilt-silver cord and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. M. Soph. Barat. (St. Madeleine Sophie Barat).  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 Society of the Sacred Heart. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1926 by the Postulator General of the Order and comes in the original leather-clad fitted case of issue

Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, R.S.C.J. (†1865) is a French saint of the Catholic Church and was the founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, a worldwide religious institute of educators. Madeleine Sophie Barat died at the general motherhouse in Paris on Ascension Day, May 25, 1865. In 1879, she was declared venerable and was beatified on May 24, 1908. On May 24, 1925, she was canonized by Pope Pius XI.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 605-RSGSR
  • Size: 28 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1926
  • Origin: France
  • Materials: Metal, glass, silk
  • Price: $995

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