RELIQUARY LOT, ST. PETER JULIAN EYMARD!!!I am pleased to offer for your consideration this lot dedicated to St. Peter Julian Eymard. It contains plenty of relics and items consecrated to this Saint. Comming straight from a collection from a French priest who travelled a lot and who collected this items himself. It is a very nice set and there are plenty of relics: one theca with an ex ossibus relic, from his Missal, wood from his confessional, Altar and Tabernacle, from the table of his Communion, vestment, from his Liturgic vestment. He was given authorisation to collect some relics directly. Rare find.
Peter grew up in a poor family during the anti-clerical, anti-Catholic aftermath of the French Revolution. His first attempt at the priesthood, against his family’s wishes, ended when he had to withdraw from seminary due to illness; he never completely recovered his health. He returned, however, and was ordained on 20 July 1834 in the diocese of Grenoble, France. Joined the Marist Fathers on 20 August 1839. Friend of Saint John Mary Vianney. Provincial superior of the Society of Mary in 1845.
Peter had a strong Marian devotion, and travelled to the assorted Marian shrines and apparition sites in France. Organized lay societies under the direction of the Marists, preached and taught, and worked for Eucharistic devotion. He felt a call to found a new religious society, and founded the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1856, and the lay Servants of the Blessed Sacrament in 1858. His work encountered a series of setbacks, including have to close his nascent houses and move twice, and the houses not being able to support themselves financially. However, his vision of priests, deacons, sisters, and lay people dedicated to the spiritual values celebrated in the Mass and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament anticipated many of the renewals brought about by Vatican Councils I and II.
Late in life, during a lengthy retreat in Rome, he became more mystical as he came in closer communion with the love of Christ. Six volumes of his personal letters, and nine volumes of his meditations have been printed in English.
VERY EXCEPTIONAL DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH RELIQUARY!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful antique, sterling silver pax or kiss reliquary (6" wide by 9" tall) completely dedicated to St. Anthony (doctor of the Church). It's holding a silver theca containing a rare ex ossibus relic of St. Anthony of Padua. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
Anthonys wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan. Priest.
When the remains of Saint Berard and his companions, the first Franciscan martyrs, were brought to be buried in his church, Anthony was moved to leave his order, enter the Friars Minor, and go to Morocco to evangelize. Shipwrecked at Sicily, he joined some other brothers who were going to the church in Portiuncula. Lived in a cave at San Paolo leaving only to attend Mass and sweep the nearby monastery. One day when a scheduled speaker failed to appear, the brothers pressed him into speaking. He impressed them so that he was thereafter constantly travelling, evangelizing, preaching, and teaching theology through Italy and France.
A gifted speaker, he attracted crowds everywhere he went, speaking in multiple tongues; legend says that even the fish loved to listen. Miracle worker. One of the most beloved of saints, his images and statues are found everywhere – though none of them portray him as a heavy-set man, which some reports claim he was. Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946.
One source of the well-known patronage for the recovery of lost objects comes from a legend that, long after Anthonys death, his old prayer book was kept as a treasured relic, and one day it disappeared. People prayed for help in finding the lost item, a novice found it and returned it; he later admitted that he had "borrowed" the book and returned it after receiving a vision of an angry Anthony.
RARE ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX RELIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful antique, heavy brass standing Altar reliquary (5" wide by 12" tall) holding an oval theca containing a rare and substantial vestment relic of St. Therese of Lisieux. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
Very rare find, comes straight from a source close to her birthplace.
Born to a pious middle-class French family of tradesmen; daughter of Blessed Louis Martin and Blessed Marie-Azelie Gurin Martin, and all four of her sisters became nuns. Her mother died when Francoise-Marie was only four, and the family moved to Lisieux, Normandy, France to be closer to family. Cured from an illness at age eight when a statue of the Blessed Virgin smiled at her. Educated by the Benedictine nuns of Notre-Dame-du-Pre. Confirmed there at age eleven. Just before her 14th birthday she received a vision of the Child Jesus; she immediately understood the great sacrifice that had been made for her, and developed an unshakeable faith. Tried to join the Carmelites, but was turned down due to her age. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy at for the Jubilee of Pope Leo XIII whom she met and who knew of her desire to become a nun. Joined the Carmelites at Lisieux on 9 April 1888 at age 15, taking her final vow on 8 September 1890 at age 17. Known by all for her complete devotion to spiritual development and to the austerities of the Carmelite rule. Due to health problems resulting from her ongoing fight with tuberculosis, her superiors ordered her not to fast. Novice mistress at age 20. At age 22 she was ordered by her prioress to begin writing her memories and ideas, which material would turn into the book History of a Soul. Therese defined her path to God and holiness as The Little Way, which consisted of child-like love and trust in God. She had an on-going correspondence with Carmelite missionaries in China, often stating how much she wanted to come work with them. Many miracles attributed to her. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II.
BEAUTIFUL MICRO MOSAIC RELIC CROSS!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, micro mosaic reliquary cross (4" by 6") containing a rare and precious ex ossibus relic of St. Luke the Evangelist. Beautiful and rare find!!!
Born to pagan Greek parents, and possibly a slave. One of the earliest converts to Christianity. Physician, studying in Antioch and Tarsus. Probably travelled as a ships doctor; many charitable societies of physicians are named for him. Legend has that he was also a painter who may have done portraits of Jesus and Mary, but none have ever been correctly or definitively attributed to him; this story, and the inspiration his Gospel has always given artists, led to his patronage of them. He met Saint Paul the Apostle at Troas, and evangelized Greece and Rome with him, being there for the shipwreck and other perils of the voyage to Rome, and stayed in Rome for Pauls two years of in prison. Wrote the Gospel According to Luke, much of which was based on the teachings and writings of Paul, interviews with early Christians, and his own experiences. Wrote a history of the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles.
RARE 19TH C. BIRTH RELIQUARY!!! 6 RELICS!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, 19th century, French, birth reliquary (4" by 4") containing 6 relics: St. Jerome, St. Aloisius Gonzaga, St. Theodore, St. Francis of Assisi, Agnus Dei and St. Lucius Pope and Martyr. I've been told by a sister that the center corpus was made out of relic-dust that ended up on the table of the sisters preparing reliquaries. When there was enough they mixed it with some natural glue to make a relic paste and then molded a Jesus Corpus out of it.
This type of cardboard birth reliquary is rarely seen. It was given to women giving birth and then kept close to the new born baby's coffin. This one is dated 1893 and is still in superb condition.
PRECIOUS PASSION RELICS!!! TITLE, CROSS, NAIL!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, wooden base (4" by 9" wide and 7" tall) holding a silver theca (1 1/2") containing a rare, precious and substantial relic of the True Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. On top there is a Holy Nail on a marble base and I've found hidden inside the wooden base the authentic for the Holy Nail relic and a representation of the Holy Title of the Cross wich touched the original one!!! Rare find, looks amazing in real!!!
RARE RELICS!!! AMAZING THECA!!! WITH AUTHENTIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, huge and highly jeweled reliquary (5" by 12") containing 8 important and substantial ex ossibus relics: St. Hippolytus, St. Crescentus, St. Irene, St. Lucretia, St. Maximillus, St. Eulogius, St. Proculus and from the martyrs of Atripalda. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes with the authentic. For public or private veneration. Comming straight from a precious private Italian collection.
RARE ST. CATHERINE RELIC WITH AUTHENTIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful reliquary (1 1/4") containing a rare ex ossibus relic of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes with the authentic. For public or private veneration.
Apocryphal. Born to the nobility. Learned in science and oratory. Converted to Christianity after receiving a vision. When she was 18 years old, during the persecution of Maximinus, she offered to debate the pagan philosophers. Many were converted by her arguments, and immediately martyred. Maximinus had her scourged and imprisoned. The empress and the leader of the army of Maximinus were amazed by the stories, went to see Catherine in prison. They converted and were martyred. Maximinus ordered her broken on the wheel, but she touched it and the wheel was destroyed. She was beheaded, and her body whisked away by angels.
Immensely popular during the Middle Ages, there were many chapels and churches devoted to her throughout western Europe, and she was reported as one of the divine advisors to Saint Joan of Arc. Her reputation for learning and wisdom led to her patronage of libaries, librarians, teachers, archivists, and anyone associated with wisdom or teaching. Her debating skill and persuasive language has led to her patronage of lawyers. And her torture on the wheel led to those who work with them asking for her intercession. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
While there may well have been a noble, educated, virginal lady who swayed pagans with her rhetoric during the persecutions, the accretion of legend, romance and poetry has long since buried the real Catherine.
RARE ST. CECILIA RELIC WITH AUTHENTIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful reliquary (1 1/4") containing a rare ex ossibus relic of St. Cecilia. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes with the authentic. For public or private veneration.
Cultivated young patrician woman whose ancestors loomed large in Rome’s history. She vowed her virginity to God, but her parents married her to Valerian of Trastevere. Cecilia told her new husband that she was accompanied by an angel, but in order to see it, he must be purified. He agreed to the purification, and was baptised; returning from the ceremony, he found her in prayer accompanied by a praying angel. The angel placed a crown on each of their heads, and offered Valerian a favor; the new convert asked that his brother be baptised.
The two brothers developed a ministry of giving proper burial to martyred Christians. In their turn they were arrested and martyred for their faith. Cecilia buried them at her villa on the Apprian Way, and was arrested for the action. She was ordered to sacrifice to false gods; when she refused, she was martyred in her turn.
The Acta of Cecilia includes the following: "While the profane music of her wedding was heard, Cecilia was singing in her heart a hymn of love for Jesus, her true spouse." It was this phrase that led to her association with music, singers, musicians, etc.
2 RELIC THECA WITH AUTHENTIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful reliquary (1 1/2" by 2") containing rare ex carne relics of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jeanne de Chantal. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes with the authentic. For public or private veneration.
RARE PAPAL INK SEAL!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful and rare, antique, Papal ink seal engraved with the coat of arms of Pope St. Pius X, in a metal plate of 2" by 2 1/2". Rare find.
The shield of Pius X's coat of arms is charged in two basic parts, as it is per fess. In chief (the top part of the shield) shows the arms of the Patriarch of Venice, which Pius X was from 1893 to 1903. It consists of the Lion of Saint Mark proper and haloed in silver upon a silver-white background, displaying a book with the inscription of PAX TIBI MARCE on the left page and EVANGELISTA MEUS on the right page. Pax tibi Marce Evangelista Meus is the motto of Venice and is Latin for Peace to you, Mark, my evangelist. This motto refers to Venice as the final resting place of Saint Mark. The display of the arms of the Patriarchate of Venice in the Papal Coat of Arms of popes who were archbishops of that city is traditional;[dubious – discuss] the same chief can be seen in the arms of the later popes who were Patriarchs of Venice upon election to the See of Rome, John XXIII and John Paul I. Renditions of this part of Pius X's arms depict the lion either with or without a sword, and sometimes only one side of the book is written on.
The shield displays the arms Pius X took as Bishop of Mantua: an anchor proper cast into a stormy sea (the blue and silver wavy lines), lit up by a single six-pointed star of gold. These were inspired by Hebrews 6:19, which states that the hope we have is the sure and steadfast anchor of the soul. Pius X, then Bishop Sarto, stated that "hope is the sole companion of my life, the greatest support in uncertainty, the strongest power in situations of weakness."
RARE BISHOP'S INK SEAL!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful and rare Bishop's ink seal engraved with the coat of arms of Monsignore Antoon Stillemans, Bishop of Ghent, Belgium, in a metal plate of 1 1/2" by 1 1/2". Rare find.
MOST BEAUTIFUL AGNUS DEI!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this absolutely beautiful, antique, wooden framed reliquary (9" by 11") holding a beautiful Agnus Dei relic (3" by 3 1/4"), surounded by paperolles and beautiful gold decorations. This one is realy stunning with very rich gilded decorations giving it a very special Sunburst effect!!! Realy stunning in real!!! The name Agnus Dei has been given to certain discs of wax impressed with the figure of a lamb and blessed at stated seasons by the Pope. They are sometimes round, sometimes oval in diameter. The lamb usually bears a cross or flag, while figures of saints or the name and arms of the Pope are also commonly impressed on the reverse. These Agnus Deis may be worn suspended round the neck, or they may be preserved as objects of devotion. In virtue of the consecration they receive, they are regarded, like holy water, blessed palms, etc., as "Sacramentals". Gift from the Monastery of Vienna for the golden jubilee of Sister Sojenska, dated 1911. Rare find!!!
VERY RARE PATRONS OF POLAND RELICS!!! MUST C!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, copper on wood, framed reliquary (8" by 11"), beautifully decorated with fine convent work, containing 9 rare ex ossibus relics of Patrons of Poland: St. Wojciech (Adalbert), St. Stanislas Bishop and Martyr, St. Stanislas Kotska, St. Hyacinth of Poland, St. Kinga (Cunegunda), B. Bronislava, B. Salomea, St. Florian of Lorch and St. John Kanty. Wax seals and threads unbroken and all in place. Very rare find!!!
VERY RARE 19TH C. SILVER BISHOP'S PLATE!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, 19th century, sterling silver Bishop's plate (9" by 12"). Ordered for Monsignore Joseph Franciscus Van Der Stappen (1846-1908) when he became Bishop of Jaffa in 1893. Beautiful and very rare plate in superb condition!!! Very rare find!!! Museum quality.
VERY EXCEPTIONAL ST. CORNAY RELIQUARY!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this absolutely beautiful, highly gilded, antique huge wooden framed reliquary (20" by 26") holding a metal theca (4" by 5") containing 4 precious relics of St. Cornay: hair, vestment, wood from the pillar of his martyr and linen on wich he was beheaded. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes with the authentic. For public or private veneration.
The beautiful antique print depicts the martyr of St. Cornay on September 20, 1837 and a transcription of his last letter to his parents. The frame has been cut out to hold the theca. Note that the frame has some parts broekn of here and there but it is still a beautiful and very rare piece. I've never saw such a reliquary before. Rare find!!! The transcription of the French letter on the bottom reads as follows:
" MY DEAR FATHER AND MOTHER, " My blood has been already made to flow in the midst of torments, and it must flow two or three times yet before 1 am quartered and beheaded. The anguish you must feel, when those details shall have reached you, has already brought tears to my eyes; but the thought, that when you shall read this letter I shall be in heaven to intercede for you, has consoled me both on my own account and on yours. Do not then mourn the day of my death, it will be the happiest of my life, because with it my happiness.shall begin and my sufferings have an end. The torments which I have to endure are not after all absolutely cruel; I am not to be scourged a second time, till any first wounds are cured. I shall not be tortured with the pincers, nor shall my limbs be strained on the rack, as happened to M. Marchand, and if my four limbs arc to be cut off, four men will do it at the same time, whilst a fifth will chop off my head; hence 1 shall not have a great deal to suffer. Be consoled then, all will be soon over, and I shall await in heaven. " I am with filial affection and respect, my dear father and mother, your son, " J. C. CORNAY, "'In Cage, the 18th of August, 1837."
Priest. Member of the Paris Society of Foreign Missions. Missionary to Vietnam, working in Annam. Accused of theft after weapons were planted on his land to discredit him, he was actually arrested for his faith at Ban-ho. He was kept in chains in a cage for three months, routinely beaten, and when interrogated was told to sing his answers as he was known for his beautiful voice. One of the Martyrs of Vietnam.
MOST WONDERFUL ROMAN TEMPLE RELIQUARY WITH AUTHENTIC!!!I'm very proud to offer this extremely rare, 19th century, superb Roman temple shaped reliquary (10" wide by 12" tall) containing 55 very important relics!!! True Cross, Holy House of Loretto, St. Joseph, St. John Baptist, Holy Sepulchre, St. Dominic, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Mary Magdalen the sinner, St. Agatha, St. Lucy, St. Agnes, St. Cecilia, St. Catherine, St. Anastasia, St. Nicholas Bishop, St. Anthony abbot, St. Benedict abbot, St. Bernard abbot, Column of Flagellation, Holy Crib, Calvary, St. Stephen protomartyr, St. Vincent, St. Sebastian, St. Paul, St. Damian, St. Protasius, St. Gregory I Pope, St. Augustine of Hippo, St. Martin, St. Hieronymus, St. Ambrosius, St. Sylveste I Pope, St. Gervasius, St. Cosma, St. John, St. Fabianus Pope, St. Lawrence, St. Innocents and all the Apostles: St. Luke, St. Matthias, St. Simon, St. Bartholomew, St. James the greater, St. John, St. Andrew, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. James the lesser, St. Thomas, St. Phillip, St. Matthias, St. Thadeus, St. Barnabas and St. Marc. All relics are present and solid in place. Wax seal unbroken and all in place (I can clearly feel the seal and threads behind the authentic). Comes with the authentic glued to the backing. For public or private veneration. This is an unique opportunity to aquire a museum piece, one reliquary containing many major relics. VERY RARE FIND!!!
RARE RELICS, PASSION!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, French, silver reliquary (1 1/4" by 1 1/2") containing 4 rare relics: from the Column of Flagellation of Our Lord, St. Dominic confessor, St. Dominic Abbot and St. Aloisius Gonzaga. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
RARE ST. JOHN BERGHMANS RELICI am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, silver reliquary (1 1/2") containing a rare ex carne relic (from the flesh) of St. John Berghmans. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
AGNUS DEI RELIC WITH DOC.I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, silver reliquary (1 1/4" by 1 1/2") containing several parts of an Agnus Dei relic. Probably Blessed by Pope Pius X. Comes with a old paper explaining the rites of the Agnus Dei. The name Agnus Dei has been given to certain discs of wax impressed with the figure of a lamb and blessed at stated seasons by the Pope. They are sometimes round, sometimes oval in diameter. The lamb usually bears a cross or flag, while figures of saints or the name and arms of the Pope are also commonly impressed on the reverse. These Agnus Deis may be worn suspended round the neck, or they may be preserved as objects of devotion. In virtue of the consecration they receive, they are regarded, like holy water, blessed palms, etc., as "Sacramentals".
RARE ST. LEONARD RELIC WITH AUTHENTIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, silver reliquary (1" by 1 1/4") containing a rare first class relic of St. Leonard of Port Maurice. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes with the authentic dated 1869. For public or private veneration.
Son of Domenico Casanova, a sea captain, and Anna Maria Benza. Placed at age thirteen with his uncle Agostino to study for a career as a physician, but the youth decided against medicine, and his uncle disowned him. Studied at the Jesuit College in Rome. Joined the Riformella, a branch of the Franciscans of the Strict Observance on 2 October 1697, taking the name Brother Leonard. Ordained in Rome in 1703. Taught for a while, and expected to become a missionary to China, but a bleeding ulcer kept him in his native lands for the several years it took to recover and regain his strength.
Sent to Florence in 1709 where he preached in the city are nearby region. A great preacher, he was often invited to other areas. Worked for devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart, Immaculate Conception, and the Stations of the Cross. Established the Way of the Cross in over 500 places, including the Colosseum. Sent as a missionary by Pope Benedict XIV to Corsica in 1744. He restored discipline to the holy orders there, but local politics greatly limited his success in preaching. He returned exhausted to Rome where he spent the rest of his days.
RARE ST. EUTROPIA RELICI am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, sterling silver reliquary (3/4" by 1") containing a rare ex ossibus relic of St. Eutropia. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
Sister of Saint Nicasius. Martyred with Saint Jucundus, Saint Florentius, Saint Nicasius in the barbarian invasion of Rheims, France. She attacked her brother's murderer, and was immediately killed.
beheaded c.451 at Rheims, France
RARE ST. HONORATA RELICI am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, sterling silver reliquary (1" by 1 1/4") containing a rare ex ossibus relic of St. Honorata. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
Sister of Saint Epiphanius of Pavia and Saint Liberata. Nun at Pavia, Lombardy, Italy. Captured by King Odoacer of the Germanic Heruli, she was eventually ransomed back by Epiphanius, and returned to Pavia.
RARE ST. ROSE RELIC WITH AUTHENTIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, reliquary (3/4") containing a rare vestment relic of St. Rose of Viterbo. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes with the authentic dated 1890. For public or private veneration.
Franciscan tertiary. At age three she brought a person back from death. Preached in the streets from age ten. Prophetess. Had the friendship of birds. Was repeatedly refused entrance to the Poor Clares. After her death, Pope Alexander IV ordered her body laid to rest in the convent that had refused her.
RARE QUEEN OF FRANKS RELIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, silver filigree reliquary (1 1/2" by 2") containing a rare ex ossibus relic of St. Clothilde Queen of the Franks. Wife of Clovis I. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
VERY NICE CURE OF ARS RELICI am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique reliquary (1 1/2") containing a rare ex ossibus relic of St. John Mary Vianney aka the Cure of Ars. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
RARE CAPUCHIN LOCKET RELIQUARYI am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, French, silver reliquary locket (1 1/2" when closed) containing 12 rare and substantial relics: St. Francis of Assisi, St. Fidel of Sigmarin, B. Angel of Acri, B. Bernard of Corleone, St. Felix of Cantalice, St. Veronica Juliana, St. Crispin of Viterbo, B. Bernard of Ofida, St. Seraphin of Ascoli, St. Laurent of Brundusio, St. Benedict of Urbino and St. Joseph Leonnissa. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
RARE B. PICCOLOMINI RELICI am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, French, reliquary (1") containing a rare relic of Blessed Joachim Piccolomini. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
Sienese nobility. Pious youth, noted for a devotion to the Blessed Virgin, and for giving all he had to he poor. Servite lay-brother at age 14. Spiritual student of Saint Philip Benizi. Urged by his brothers to study for the priesthood, but Joachim felt he was not worthy, and aspired no higher than to be an altar server. He became so well known for his sanctity that he requested the Servites transfer him to Arezzo to escape devotees. The move causes such a stir of complaints in Siena that he was ordered to return.
RARE ST. DOROTHEA RELICI am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, French, reliquary (1 1/4" by 1 1/2") containing a substantial ex ossibus relic of St. Dorothea. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
Apochryphal martyr whose story has been beautifully told, and was popular for many years. Having made a personal vow of virginity, she refused to marry, or to sacrifice to idols. Tried, tortured, and sentenced to death for her faith by the prefect Sapricius. The pagan lawyer Theophilus said to her in mockery, "Bride of Christ, send me some fruits from your bridegroom's garden." Before she was executed, she sent him, by a six-year-old boy who is thought to have been an angel, her headress which had the fragrance of roses and fruits. Seeing this gift, and the miraculous messenger who brought them, Theophilus converted, and was martyred himself. This story has been variously enlarged through the years. In some places, trees are blessed on her feast day because of her connection with a blooming, fruitful miracle.
EXCEPTIONAL PAPAL BULL, MUST C!!!I am pleased to offer for your consideration this unique Pope Gregory XVI Papal Bull handwritten on parchemin (12" by 16") send from the Vatican, dated 1833. It is written in Italian and grants the privilege of a private oratory in a palace in Bagnaja. It is the "same" privilege that exists in the land of Tarnese, although Banaja is in the Diocese of Viterbo and Tarnese is subject to the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Aquipendium. This original document is in excellent state of conservation and very unique. Very rare find!!!