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1993 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Polish Blessed Rafal Chyliński

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Rafal ChylińskiThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex Ossibus B. Raphaëlis Chylinski (of the bone of the Blessed Rafal Chyliński) 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 Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv), commonly known as the Conventual Franciscans. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1993 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

Blessed Rafał Chyliński (†1741) was a Polish Roman Catholic priest and a professed member of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. He first served as a soldier but decided to become a priest instead and so entered the Franciscans and made his profession prior to ordination. He also became known for his simplistic preaching and for his generous outreach to the poor through the distribution of clothing and food. His beatification was celebrated on 9 June 1991 in the capital of Warsaw on the occasion of Pope John Paul II visiting the nation. His Feast day is celebrated on December 2. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 316-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age: ca. 1993
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: $775
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