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1975 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Vicenta María López i Vicuña, founder of the Religious of Mary Immaculate

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of St. Vicenta María López y Vicuña  The relic is affixed to a red silk ground decorated by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Vincenta Lopez y Vicuna  (St. Vicenta María López y Vicuña ) 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 Religious of Mary Immaculate. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by the Postulator of the Order on May 25, 1975 (the date of her canonization). 

St. Vicenta María López y Vicuña (†1890) was a Spanish professed religious and the founder of the Religious of Mary Immaculate. Her order was dedicated to administering to "working girls", or young women in domestic employment, and she took the view that these housemaids and other domestic servants needed care, with a particular emphasis on girls who suffered abuse. Pope Pius XII presided over her beatification in 1950 and Pope Paul VI later proclaimed her to be a saint in 1975. Her Feast Day is celebrated on 26 December.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 380-RSGSR
  • Size: 32 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1975
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: Metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price: SOLD!
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