Antique Saint-Joseph du Mont Royal Glass Blessed Oil Bottle - $35 (Andes)
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Great piece of Religious History. This was sent to a Mr. Frank Nagle at the Trudeau Sanatorium Upstate New York in the 1930's. The stamp is a Canadian 5 cent stamp that was issued in 1937.
Amazingly the bottle still contains the Holy Oil. There is a raised image of Saint Joseph and Jesus. Read on for the history. show contact info
Very interesting bottle with a raised glass depiction of Saint Joseph and Jesus. It measures app. 4 1/4" tall and 2" in diameter. There are no chips or cracks and still contains the Holy Oil.
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal (French: Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine located at 3800 Queen Mary Road on Mount Royal's Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec.
Brother Andre was inspired by a devotion that he heard was already being practiced in France. He took a bit of oil from a lamp that was burning in front of a statue of Saint Joseph. He offered it to sick people telling them to rub it on their aching body and to pray to Saint Joseph for relief.
This tradition continues today at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal. A basin containing ordinary vegetable oil is fixed in front of a statue of Saint Joseph, and a wick, floating on the surface, burns night and day as a kind of perpetual votive lamp. The oil is then put in bottles and made available to pilgrims.
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