�� �� NUN Antique HABIT CRUCIFIX, SISTERS of HOLY NAMES �� ��COMPOSITION & SIZE Crucifix made of solid brass with dark wood inlay throughout, fine brass corpus, approx. 3 1/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches. The Congregational Vow Cross of the Sisters of the Holy Names is characterized at front by the absence of the INRI letters and at the back by a smaller brass cross clinched to the center. Last photo portrays Mother Marie Rose Durocher Founder of the Congregation and shows how the vow Crucifix was attached to the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary nun habit. ORIGIN & AGE Comes from a lot acquired from the Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary of Montreal; early 1900s. MARKINGS None. CONDITION Outstanding piece of religious heritage beautifully venerated with fine patina. This Congregation of women religious, founded in 1843, would share her vision of religious life and her apostolic desire for the Christian education of youth. Its Founder, Mother Marie-Rose (1811-1849), lived with her Community for only a brief six years. She was declared Venerable on July 13, 1979 and proclaimed Blessed by Pope Jean Paul 11 on May 23, 1982. OUR DEVOTIONAL ARTICLES ARE ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE AND ORIGINATE FROM OUR PRIVATE COLLECTION PRECIOUSLY GATD OVER 25 YEARS. THESE PRECIOUS ASSETS OF OUR RELIGIOUS HERITAGE HAVE BEEN VENERATED OVER THE YEARS. WE ARE OFFERING THEM ON EBAY SO THEY GO ON TO HAVE "NEW LIVES" IN FAITHFUL AND RESPECTFUL HANDS. Thanks and God Bless! Click Double your traffic. Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE!