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Cruciform Shaped Last Rites Box

$52.00

Cruciform Shaped Last Rites Box

$52.00

This is a unique vintage last rites set for the home. It includes a beautiful, gold-painted corpus on a marbled Lucite cross. The crucifix opens to reveal a box that contains all the items needed for the priest’s visit. This set contains a petite holy water bottle, two unused wax candles, a folded linen, and the original cotton. There are two candleholders and a slot for standing the crucifix upright, making this a complete home altar.

Last Rites/Sick Call sets: These boxes are used in Catholic homes to store the items needed by a priest for the anointing of the sick and for extreme unction. The only items necessary for these rites are a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. However, many sets would often have had additional items such as cotton for the oil, a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate, and prayer books.

Please note: The back is a bit loose, but the contents still remain inside. Please see pictures.

 

Dimensions: 10" tall x 6" wide x 1" deep

Item ID: S170915