Extraordinary Jubilee of 1933 – 1934
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. They include this one from the extraordinary Holy Year of 1933, a commemoration of the 1900th anniversary of the crucifixion of Jesus.
The inscription on the brick reads:
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 Basilica in the Vatican.