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:
A IVBILAEI MCMXXV
RFSP + Reverenda Fabbrica Sancti Petri, institution created
specifically to manage the whole of the works necessary for the realization and artistic construction of St. Peter’s Basilicain Vatican.
On the back of the brick is engraved a name, probably a
benefactor (someone who had made a donation to the church).