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1990 Documented theca with relics of St. Teresa (of Jesus) Jornet Ibars, St. Catherine Labouré & Blessed Imelda Lambertini

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1990 Documented theca with relics of St. Teresa (of Jesus) Jornet Ibars, St. Catherine Labouré & Blessed Imelda Lambertini

Round glass-fronted yellow-metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of St. Teresa Jornet Ibars, St. Catherine Labouré & the Blessed Imelda Lambertini. The relics are affixed to a ground of red silk surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified on a typeset cedulae labels as S. Teresiae a Jorn. / S. Catharinae Laboure V. / B. Imeld. Lamb. (St. Teresa Jornet Ibars /St. Catherine Labouré, Virgin / Blessed Imelda Lambertini).  On the back, under the 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 Preachers, also known as the Dominicans. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1991 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of beatification and canonization. 

St. Teresa Jornet Ibars (†1897), also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus, was a Spanish Catholic professed religious and the founder of the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly. Her dedication to the old and ill was noted, and her sisters' work in Spain and later abroad. Her beatification was celebrated under Pope Pius XII on 27 April 1958 in Saint Peter's Basilica and Pope Paul VI later canonized her as a saint in 1974.

Saint Catherine Labouré, D.C.. († 1876) was a French religious sister. She was a member of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul and is a Marian visionary. She is believed to have relayed the request from the Blessed Virgin Mary to create the famous Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Graces worn by millions of Catholics. She was beatified​ i​n 1933 by Pope Pius XI and canonized in 1947 by Pope Pius XII. Saint Catherine's feast day is observed on November 28 and she is a Holy Patron of Miraculous Medal, infirmed people, and the elderly.

Blessed Imelda Lambertini (†1333) - was a Christian child who experienced a miracle and is venerated by the Catholic Church. On May 12, 1333, she knelt in prayer, and the "Light of the Host" was reportedly witnessed above her head by the Sacristan, who then fetched the priest so he could see. After seeing this miracle, the priest felt compelled to admit her to receiving the Eucharist. Immediately after receiving it, Lambertini went back to her seat, and decided to stay after mass and pray. Later, when a nun came to get Lambertini for supper, she found Lambertini still kneeling with a smile on her face. The nun called her name, but she did not stir, so she lightly tapped Imelda on the shoulder, at which Imelda collapsed to the floor dead. Her remains are kept in Bologna at the Church of San Sigismondo, beneath the wax effigy of her likeness. The cultus of this young Blessed has grown so popular that a confraternity for First Communicants has been established in her honor and the last Eucharistic Congress held in Bergamo passed canonization. Lambertini was beatified by Pope Leo XII in 1826.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 280-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1991
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: SOLD!
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