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1988 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Jeanne de Lestonnac, O.D.N., founder of the Sisters of the Company of Mary, Our Lady

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Joannae de Lest. (Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac) 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 Discalced Carmelites Order. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1988 by the Postulator of the Order responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

St. Jeanne de Lestonnac, O.D.N., (†1640), known as Joan of Lestonnac, was a Roman Catholic saint and foundress of the Sisters of the Company of Mary, Our Lady, in 1607. The new institute, approved by Paul V in 1607, was the first religious order of women-teachers approved by the Church. Her feast day is May 15 and she is considered to be a Patron Saint of abuse victims, people rejected by religious orders, and widows.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 369-RSGSR
  • Size: 32 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1988
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price: SOLD!
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