Famous RC relic; kept since the Middle Ages at Treves, W Ger.; accounts vary as to when and how it got there; said to be the seamless garment of Jn 19:23; said to have been woven by Mary for Christ in His infancy and to have increased in size as He grew; first made an object of pub. veneration and pilgrimage 1512; exhibited repeatedly, e.g., 1515, 1531, 1545, 1653, 1810, 1844, 1891, 1933; ca. 20 other coats also are claimed to be the original. See also Ronge, Johannes.
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