HAVE A BOTTLE OF SAINT ANNE'S OIL.FROM THE BASILICA OF SAINT ANNE IN QUEBEC,CANADA.FROM 1949.I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS ITEM EXCEPT THAT IT HAS BEEN IN MY FAMILY FOREVER.YOU GET THE ORIGINAL BOTTLE FILLED WITH THE ORIGINAL OIL AND THE LETTER THAT CAME WITH IT THAT EXPLAINS IT'S ORIGIN.IN CASE YOU CAN'T READ THE SCAN,HERE IS WHAT THE LETTER SAYS (OTHER SIDE OF LETTER IS THE SAME,BUT IN FRENCH).
"The Origin Of Saint Anne's Oil"
"We have to go back more than a century to trace the origin of St.Anne's Oil.In the old stone church of the time,which is commemoratedby the present Souvenir Chapel,our forebears who came as pilgrims used to take home some of the oil which was burning in the sanctuary lamp before the relics of St.Anne for the use of sick people who were not able to come to the Shrine.It is easily understood that such a practice of devotion was a little inconvenient,so those in charge of the Shrine used to prepare this oil in advance in sufficient quantities for the needs of everyone.
Although the actual preparation and delivery of this oil is handled by the Church Store,we carefully follow the traditional ceremony for preparing it.The Oil has been blessed according to the formula of the Roman Ritual,a formula which includes exorcism--or ridding the object of any influence the devil may have over it,--a blessing,and the prayer that its use may obtain the curing of the sick,if God so wills.The Oil burns before the relics of St.Anne during these prayers of the Church.
How should it be used? Sick people may use it exteriorly by rubbing a wound or sore place with it,or interiorly by putting a few drops in food or drink.We should not have any superstitious belief that it is certain to bring about a cure.Although St.Anne is well able to obtain marvels for us,She is never obliged to do so.
As St.Anne's Oil is blessed,we do not ask you to pay for it.The money asked covers the cost of preparing it for the mail,its postage and the upkeep of the mail order department.
The sole authorised distributor of previously blessed St.Anne's Oil is the Church Store.
St.Alphonsus Book Shop
Basilica of St.Anne
THE LETTER IS IN VG+ TO EX CONDITION,WITH JUST A SMALL,TAPE REPAIRED TEAR.THE BOTTLE OF OIL IS IN EX CONDITION.I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE OIL.BUT TO MY KNOWLEDGE,THE BOTTLE HAS NEVER BEEN OPENED.THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST,SKIP.