Today we are happy to offer for sale a rare third-class Saint Maria Goretti relic in a beautiful wood and gilt reliquary/theca.
Saint Maria Goretti was a young child from a farming family in early 1900s Italy who died a violent death, but despite this, was able to forgive her attacker. on her deathbed. Her attacker was so moved by her gracious show of forgiveness that he devoted his life to God once he was released from prison. She was canonized in 1950 and is known as the patron saint of chastity, rape victims, teenage girls, youth, poverty and forgiveness.
This relic is sealed and rests on a red bed of fabric surrounded by gilt trim. The holder is then set in the center of a wooden cross. The cross is mounted on a platform that allows it to be displayed wherever its owner will be most blessed by seeing it.
Relic presents well and is in good condition, with seal intact and minimal patina and wear to the metal and wood holder it rests in. Wooden cross has some additional wear to its corners; please review all photos. This blessed relic will no doubt hold a place of honor in whatever prayerful home it ends up in.
Dimensions/cross: 6-1/4″ in height, 4-1/16″ in width, 2″ in depth