Reliquary Holy Relics Saint John Vianney, The Cure of Ars + Document Provenance

Reliquary Holy Relics Saint John Vianney, The Cure of Ars + Document Provenance


French Oval Multi Reliquary from the XIX Century with the Holy Relics of:


  • Saint John Vianney (Priest and Confessor)

Reliquary Description 

Oval framed reliquary from the 19th Century, France. Beautiful monastery work garnished with fine gold leaf paperolles resembling a crucifix with sun rays and floral motives around it.

Underneath it we can read:  

“Objects venant M. Vianney C. d’Ars.” – Objects coming from Mister John Vianney, Cure of Ars

Everything protected by an oval glass.


Document of provenance/authenticity

At the back we can read a document referring to the provenance of the reliquary, which reassures the authenticity of the relics.


As written:

“Reliques du Curé D’Ars Reçues à Lyon par Mgr de Charbonel” – Reliques of the Cure of Ars received by Monsignor de Charbonel.

Signed at the bottom with date 1878


(Another note at the bottom makes reference to the fact that they were donated by a Canon to the last owner known, cursive here is difficult to decipher)


History of Saint John Vianney

John Vianney (born Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney; 8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), venerated as Saint John Vianney, was a French Catholic priest who is venerated in the Catholic Church as a saint and as the patron saint of parish priests. He is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars" (i.e. the parish priest of Ars), internationally known for his priestly and pastoral work in his parish in Ars, France, because of the radical spiritual transformation of the community and its surroundings. Catholics attribute this to his saintly life, mortification, persevering ministry in the sacrament of confession, and ardent devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. His feast day is August 4 in the Novus Ordo calendar, is August 8 in the Missal of 1962 calendar, and is August 9 in the pre-1955 calendar.

Excellent overall condition. no damage or missing parts. 


12 cms x 11 cms

French private collection


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Please note that we only sell the containers of our relics, the Holy Relics are given free in accordance with canon law.

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