by Anura Guruge
Bl. John Paul II Relics, Post May 1, 2011 Beatification post — May 02, 2011
While composing the above post, I went ahead and requested a remnants from a Bl. John Paul II (#255) cassocks (many or all provided by Dziwisz), per #1 of the classes of relics available. This would be an ex indumentis (from the clothing) Second-Class relic. I followed the instructions supplied by the Vicariate of Rome and requested it via e-mail (without enclosing a donation) using this supplied e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It arrived today. It was postmarked [by machine, without stamps], Vatican City, June 15.
It was a 3.125″ x 5.5″ prayer card. It took me awhile to spot the relic. It is a small circular insert on the pope’s right shoulder. It is neat.
This is what is on the reverse. I am a bit disappointed with the ink smear from the printing that you can see right down the middle. You would think that they would get this ‘right.’ C’est la vie.
These letters came with the relic.
Yes, I checked. There are similar, but not identical, relics on ebay. Some are as much as $190. There was one for $3.75 + $1 shipping. I just bought it. My son might like it.
I know that some of you, based on this post, also requested relics. You will probably get yours.
This was neat. All the best. Anura