St. Pope John XXIII Relic medal with vestment - Medallion - Pendant
Saint Pope John XXIII relic medal
Vintage Silver tone reliquary medal with shiny golden outer ring.
Made of brass, pretty big size of 2.5 cm, 1".
In the back of the medal, encased in resin, there is a small piece of a vestment of the Saint.
This medal is a vintage medal. Not sold in store anymore.
Beautiful item to treasure for years to come. Bring it always with you, with a chain around your neck. It's a special treasure to keep near to your heart.
Pope Saint John XXIII was canonized on 27 April 2014 by Pope Francis.
Roncalli was elected pope on 28 October 1958 at age 76 after 11 ballots. His selection was unexpected, and Roncalli himself had come to Rome with a return train ticket to Venice. He was the first pope to take the pontifical name of "John" upon election in more than 500 years, and his choice settled the complicated question of official numbering attached to this papal name due to the antipope of this name.