In 2008 Father Kunst purchased a series of holy year bricks from a Roman citizen selling them on auction. They belonged to the man’s grandmother who had recently died at 104 years of age. The man’s grandfather worked at the Spanish embassy at the Vatican. On one of the bricks is written the notation that it was intended as a gift to his grandfather and his family.
The bricks are from all the major basilicas in Rome.
The inscription on this brick reads:
SRE CARDINALIS VANNUTELLI
EP OSTIEN ET PRAENEST
PATR BAS LIBERIANAE ARCHIP
APERUIT ET CLAUSIT
AN JUBILAEI MCMXXV
Vincenzo Vannutelli (Genazzano 5 December 1836—
Roma 9 Iuglio 1930) was the Cardinale Legato who
opened and closed the holy door. Pope Leone XIII
elevated him to the rank of cardinal in the consistory
of 23 June 1890.