Historical information

This reliquary (container for relics) contains a relic of St Therese of the Infant Jesus. A relic may be a piece of clothing, or some object associated with the saint. The use of reliquaries became an important part of Christian practices from at least the 4th century and this one, formerly in the Bishop's oratory at Ballarat, dates from the early twentieth century.

Physical description

"Brass monstrance styled Reliquary of St Therese of the Infant Jesus.

Inscriptions & markings

Inscribed on the back "J P O'Collins 1922"