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1991 Documented reliquary with relics of the Polish Blessed Boleslawa Lament, founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Bolesława Maria LamentThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Polish on a typeset cedula label as Bł.  Bolesława Lament 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 Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1991 by the Postulator General responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

Blessed Bolesława Maria Lament (†1946) was a Polish Roman Catholic professed religious and the founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family. Lament worked as a seamstress and soon joined a religious order though left just prior to her profession upon experiencing vocational doubts; she returned to her life as a seamstress and worked with two of her sisters to support their siblings and widowed mother. The death of her seminarian brother prompted her to return to religious life and she later founded an order that soon spread and took her to Russia though its revolution forced her departure during World War I. Lament's beatification opened under Pope Paul VI on 5 April 1975 (she was titled as a Servant of God) and Pope John Paul II later confirmed her heroic virtue and named her as Venerable in 1991; the same pope beatified Lament while in Poland in 1991.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 489-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1991
  • Origin: Poland
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price: $775

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