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#151 - Pope Pius X

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Rare autograph benediction for the founder of Belmont Abbey
Description                           Estimate: $600+          

ALS in Latin, signed “Pius PP. X.,” one page, 6.5 x 9, May 29, 1909. An Apostolic Blessing for Francis Wegg-Prosser, who established the Benedictine community which became Belmont Abbey in Herefordshire, England, in 1859. The papal coat of arms is blindstamped to the lower left. In fine condition, with a thin strip of toning along the top edge. As an important and generous benefactor of the Roman Catholic cause in both his public and private life, Wegg-Prosser played a significant role in the English Catholic revival. Pope Pius X sent this handwritten letter in the monastery’s golden jubilee year of 1909, extending blessings to Francis Wegg-Prosser in association with the church and monastery. A wonderful and significant piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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