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1989 Documented reliquary theca with 2nd class relics of Carmelite St. Therese of Lisieux (of Child Jesus)

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the second-class ex indumentis  (of the clothing) relic of the Saint Therese de Lisieux. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Theresiae a Jesu Inf. (St. Therese of Child Jesus).  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 Discalced Carmelites of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1989 by the Postulator General of the Order

Saint Therese de Lisieux († 1897) popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus," was a Roman Catholic French Discalced Carmelite nun widely venerated in modern times. After nine years as a Carmelite religious, having fulfilled various offices, and having spent her last eighteen months in Carmel in a night of faith, she died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. Thérèse has been a highly influential model of sanctity for Catholics and for others because of the "simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life". Together with Saint Francis of Assisi, she is one of the most popular saints in the church's history. Pope Pius X called her "the greatest saint of modern times". She is a holy patron of Gardens of Vatican City, Missionaries; France; Russia; HIV/AIDS sufferers; radio care-a-thons; florists and gardeners; loss of parents; tuberculosis; and the Russicum; Alaska. Therese was beatified in 1923 and canonized on 17 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI, only 28 years after her death. Her feast day is commemorated on 1 October.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 558-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age: ca. 1989
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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