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The pictures show views of all (6) Small Old Catholic or Christian Religious Relic Items in this lot. In the second picture the first two items were flipped over to show the backs. These items are not dated but they are old. All of them pertain to Mother Marguerite d'Youville. She was the first native Canadian to be elevated to Sainthood. Of these (6) items, (3) have actual relics on them. One is a tiny piece of her clothing, one was cloth that had touched her bones, and one (two pieces) has wood pieces from her tomb.

The first one is a blue card stock paper tag with a white ribbon and safety pin. Ithas her picture on one side and the relic on the other along with the text that reads in French as follows:

VETEMENT DE LA
VEN. M. d'YOUVILLE

The next item is a folded paper inside a clear covering with a hole to hang. One side has her picture and the other side has text that reads in French as follows:

TISSU AYANT TOUCHE
AUX OSSEMENTS DE
SAINTE MARGUERITE d'YOUVILLE

The third item is a small green vinyl wallet that has two clear covers inside. One side has her picture and the other side has two tiny wood fragments on a paper that reads in English as follows:

WOOD FROM THE TOMB OF
MOTHER d'YOUVILLE

The last two items in this lot are (2) lithographed tin pin back buttons. These two souvenir pinback buttons are identical. on the back they picture union marks and a duck. On the front they picture Mother d'Youville and read as follows:

VEN. M. D'YOUVILLE

To judge the sizes the opened miniature green wallet measures about 3'' x 1-5/8''. These items vary from excellent to mint condition as pictured. The blue card has a crease and the pin back buttons have some light wear. Below here, for reference, is some information that was found on Mother Marie Marguerite d'Youville:

Marie Marguerite d'Youville (1701 - 1771)
foundress of the Sisters of Charity

MARGUERITE d'YOUVILLE, the first native Canadian to be elevated to sainthood, was born October 15, 1701 at Varennes, Quebec. She was the eldest of six children born to Christophe Dufrost de Lajemmerais and Marie-Renˇe Gaultier. Her father died when she was seven years old leaving this family of six in great poverty. It was only through the influence of her great grandfather, Pierre Boucher, that she was enabled to study for two years at the Ursulines in Quebec. Upon her return home, she became an invaluable support to her mother and undertook the education of her brothers and sisters.

She married Fran¨ois d'Youville in 1722 and the young couple made their home with his mother who made life miserable for her daughter in law. She soon came to realize that her husband had no interest in making a home life. His frequent absences and illegal liquor trading with the Indians caused her great suffering. She was pregnant with her sixth child when Fran¨ois became seriously ill. She faithfully cared for him until his death in 1730. By age 29, she had experienced desperate poverty and suffered the loss of her father and husband. Four of her six children had died in infancy. In all these suffering Marguerite grew in her belief of God's presence in her life and of his tender love for every human person. She, in turn, wanted to make known his compassionate love to all. She undertook many charitable works with complete trust in God, who she loved as a Father.

She provided for the education of her two sons, who later became priests, and she welcomed a blind woman into her home. Marguerite was soon joined by three young women who shared her love and concern for the poor. On December 31, 1737, they consecrated themselves to God and promised to serve him in the person of the poor. Marguerite, without even realizing it, had become the foundress of the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, ''Grey Nuns''.

Marguerite always fought for the rights of the poor and broke with the social conventions of her day. It was a daring move that made her the object of ridicule and taunts by her own relatives and neighbors. She persevered in caring for the poor despite many obstacles. She was in weakened health and mourning the death of one of her companions when a fire destroyed their home. This only served to deepen her commitment to the poor. On February 2, 1745, she and her two early companions pledged themselves to put everything in common in order to help a greater number of persons in need. Two years later, this ''mother of the poor'' as she was called, was asked to become director of the Charon Brothers Hospital in Montreal which was falling into ruin. She and her sisters rebuilt the hospital and cared for those in most desperate human misery. With the help of her sisters and their lay collaborators, Marguerite laid the foundation for service to the poor of a thousand faces.

In 1765 a fire destroyed the hospital but nothing could destroy Marguerite's faith and courage. She asked her sisters and the poor who lived at the hospital, to recognize the hand of God in this disaster and to offer him praise. At the age of 64 she undertook the reconstruction of this shelter for those in need. Totally exhausted from a lifetime of self giving, Marguerite died on December 23, 1771 and will always be remembered as a loving mother who served Jesus Christ in the poor.

Marguerite was one woman, but this daughter of the Church had a vision of caring for the poor that has spread far and wide. Her sisters have served on almost every continent. Today, her mission is courageously carried on in a spirit of hope by the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, ''Grey Nuns'' and their sister communities: the Sisters of Charity of St. Hyacinthe, the Sisters of Charity at Ottawa, the Sisters of Charity of Quebec, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart (Philadelphia) and the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Pembroke).

Pope John XXIII beatified Marguerite on May 3, 1959 and called her ''Mother of Universal Charity'' a well merited title for one who continues to this day to reach out to all with love and compassion. Marguerite d'Youville can sympathize with the unfortunate and painful situation of so many orphans, with adolescents worried about the future, with disillusioned girls who live without hope, with married woman suffering from unrequited love and with single parents. But most especially, Marguerite is a kindred spirit with all who have given their lives to helping others. The power of Marguerite's intercession before God was clearly evidenced when a young woman stricken with acute myelobastic leukemia in 1978 was miraculously cured. This great favor opened for Marguerite the door to the official proclamation of sainthood.

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