Reliquary Pendants?


#1

I’ve heard of people wearing a sacred relic in a locket or pendant. Is this acceptable? And if so, how can one get such a locket or pendant? I imagine its a special type of reliquary, yes? :confused:


#2

I used to have a St. Therese medal with a 3rd class relic on it.

but I’ve never heard of someone wearing it. I don’t think 1st class relics are allowed to be sold to the public.

-Jeanne


#3

My mother has a jewelled cross pendant with a 2nd-class (a stone from the Temple Mount, the site of Jesus’ presentation) relic in it. The funny thing is, she’s a Protestant. She also has a crucifix I gave her.

Also, there are stores that sell medals with 2nd- or 3rd-class relics in them.


#4

What i know is that 1st and 2nd class relics are not to be sold. Someone gave my brother a medal of 3rd class relic of Bl. Alfonso Fusco. He wore it under his shirt but stopped wearing it and he placed it on our mini altar.


#5

Thanks for the responses thus far, but it seems my initial question wasn’t quite clear, so I’ll make it rather blunt:

I have a first class relic which I would like to put in a locket or pendant. Is this possible? Do such lockets/pendants exist that relics can be stored and preserved in?

I’m not trying to buy a relic, which I know is simony, but only the locket to contain one that is already in my possession.

Thanks!


#6

Maybe you can get something like this… (see link)… and have it blessed, specifically to use as a “reliquary pendant”?

I don’t know the etiquette of wearing a relic, though. Like the others… I’ve never heard of this being done myself. :shrug: I also have two 3rd class relics (St. Therese and Ven. Fr. Solunus Casey). But have never considered wearing them.

Here’s the link. Hope it helps.

kaboodle.com/reviews/clear-view-locket-necklace


#7

They don’t sell the relics themselves, but the medals to which they are attached.


#8

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