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Collection of Catholic Reliquaries with Paper Authentics

The certification document that accompanies a sealed reliquary is often times referred to as the authentics.  On the top of the document is the name and position (and sometimes but not always a coat of arms) of the Roman Catholic ecclesiastic official who has authenticated the relic(s). This could be the Postulator General of the religious order, the Vicar General of the Roman Curia, a local Archbishop / Bishop or their vicars.

The body of copy that is usually written in Latin with the variation of the following text:

To all and each who will inspect our [document] we make a sure pact and attest, just as we have for many presented sacred relics, that we recognize them as picked out from authentic places, with legitimate documentation, and confirmed by seal; from these [relics] we have removed a [description of the relic], which in reverence we have placed in a silver theca, oval in shape, guarded by a single pane of glass [and] bound on the back by a cord of true silk, red in color, secured by the impression of our seal in red Spanish wax. We have given said Holy Relic as a gift with the permission to keep it among yourselves, to give it on to others, and to exhibit publicly in whatever church, oratory, or chapel for the adoration of the Faithful, and for the greater glory of God, Greatest and Best, and the veneration and worship of His Saints. 

The document is a public acclamation as to the authenticity of the relic, of which a high-ranking ecclesiastic official has signed his name. Typed or hand-written into the blank areas is the name of the saint and abbreviation of the cause of their sainthood, as well as any distinction of honor that the Catholic Church might have placed on them posthumously. There is also a description of the relic itself, and a description of a theca or a reliquary that it is housed in. On the bottom of the authentic is the date of issuance, the seal of the office, and the signature of the authenticator.

On the back of the theca, there is a seal of red Spanish wax. The relic itself is held in place in the theca by threads that cross over it. The threads are fed through the walls of the theca on opposing sides and it is sealed shut with a wax seal bearing the imprint with an insignia of issuing religious authority. This seal and the threads should under no circumstances be broken because they protect the integrity and validity of the authentication. 

Documented arm reliquary with important relics of Saint Abundius, Miracleworker, Deacon & Martyr

Reliquary in the form of a realistically rendered arm with blessing fingers made of silvered and gilt papier-maché containing, in the mid-section cavity, a removable oval glass-fronted silvered brass theca with two historically significant first-class relics of an early Christian martyr Saint Abundius of Rome, identified on a manuscript cedula label as of the dens  (tooth) and digiti iunctura (part of a finger).  On the back, the theca is secured by an impression in red Spanish wax of a seal of fr. Giuseppe Mancini (†1855), Archbishop of Siena (1824-1855).The reliquary is accompanied by the original certification document issued and hand-signed in 1829 by Fr. Giuseppe Mancini.

The document describes the relic in Italian as follows:

Giuseppe Mancini
by the grace of God, and of the Holy Apostolic See
Archbishop of Siena  Domestic Prelate of His Holiness and assistant to the papal throne

We publicly acknowledge with our present letters for the greater glory of God and veneration of his saints, having recognized the following sacred relics, namely: a tooth and a bone of a finger of Saint Abundius priest, monk, and Martyr ... We placed ... extracted from authentic places, in a glass-fronted silvered brass case of oval oblong shape and housed in a silver-plated papier-mache reliquary in [the shape of] an arm. 

  • ID# 184-RSCR-2
  • Size 17 3/4 in (45 cm) high
  • Age ca. 1829
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Materials Silvered and gilt papier-mache reliquary, silvered brass theca
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Substantial oval glass-fronted silvered metal reliquary theca housing relics from the Holy Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relics are affixed to a red silk background in a cruciform shape and identified on a paper cedula in the upper part as D.N.J.C. (Domini Nostri Jesus Christi  - Our Lord Jesus Christ)On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of fr. Giovanni Tommaso Neuschel (†) in a capacity of Bishop of Parma (1843 - 1852)The reliquary is accompanied by a matching authentics document issued and signed by fr. Neuschel in 1845. 

  • ID# 15-RSMB-125
  • Size 46 x 36 mm
  • Age ca. 1845
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Price $5,750
  • Orthodox Cross

Documented theca with the first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria

Large ornate silvered metal glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing very significant first class ex ossibus (of the bone) first class relic of Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria. The relic is titled on a paper cedula as Ex Oss. B Antonii Zaccaria. Back of the theca is secured by a perfecty preserved seal of red Spanish wax. The original autentics document is issued and signed by the Barnabite Order and dated 1897, in th eyear of his Canonization.

  • ID# 19-DDCR125-1
  • Size 120 x 100 mm
  • Age ca. 1897
  • Price $5,500

1743 Documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Oval silvered brass glass-fronted reliquary theca housing precious relics from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. Substantial relics are affixed in a cruciform shape to a gilt paper starburst on a red silk background decorated with silver wire ornamentation. The relics are identified on a fancy manuscript paper cedula label as Ex Lingo SS. Crucis D.N.I.C. (from the Wood of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, the theca is secured with a mostly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Francesco Gaetano Incontri (†1781), the Archbishop of Florence (p. 1741-1781). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed by Father Incontri in 1743.

  • ID# 46-RSMB-1
  • Size 42 x 34 mm
  • Age ca. 1743 dated
  • Origin Florence, Italy
  • Materials silvered brass, glass
  • Price $4,750
  • Orthodox Cross

Important documented theca with first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Alexander Sauli

Large ornate silvered metal glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing very significant ex ossibus (of the bone) first-class relic of Saint Alexander Sauli. The relic is titled on a paper cedula as Ex Oss. Ciner et Vestibus B Alex Saulii. Back of the theca is secured by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862). The theca is housed in original tooled leather brown velvet lined case and the original authentics document dated 1834.

  • ID# 21-DDCR125-1 *
  • Size 135 x 120 mm
  • Age ca. 1834, Italy
  • Price $4,500

Documented reliquary with relics of 4 Evangelists & St. Mary Magdalene

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing relics of all four Evangelists: second class ex veste (0f the tunic) relic ofSt. John, the Apostle and Evangelist, and ex ossibus (of the bone) first-class relics of the following - St. Mathew, the Apostle and Evangelist; St. Luke, the Evangelist; St. Mark, the Evangelist; and St. Mary Magdalene, known as the Apostle to the Apostles. The relics are affixed to a red silk background in a five-petal shape and identified on a paper cedula going around the perimeterOn the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of fr. Giovanni Andrea Miotti (†), Bishop of Parma (1882 - 1893)The reliquary is accompanied by a matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr. Miotti in 1888. 

  • ID# 14-RSMB-12
  • Size 37 x 32 mm
  • Age ca. 1888, Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Rare documented touch relic of the Holy Lance of Jesus Christ - the Spear of Destiny

Incredibly rare touch relic made from the silver object that touched the most powerful and mysterious Passion relic - The Holy Spear of Jesus also known as the True LanceThe reliquary is affixed to the original  authentics document dated 1758 and issued and hand-signed by Fr. Nicola Manciforte (†1762), Bishop of Ancona. 

The document written in Latin translates as:

"...that this silver tip of a Lance, tied to this [letter] with a ribbon of red color, and secured with a small Seal of ours impressed in Spanish Wax, touched the Very Sacred Point of the Lance with which the Side of the Savior was pierced while he was hanging on the Cross; that it exists amongst the rest of the quite famous Relics, by the possession of which our Church was distinguished as the Cathedral of St. Cyriacus; and that it rouses and fosters the piety of the Faithful wondrously well, and draws them to itself...."

The Holy Spear is also known as the Holy Lance is the name of the very spear that had pierced Christ’s side when he hanged on the cross. The first person to refer to this as the Holy Spear was pilgrim Antoninus of Piacenza in 570 AD. While describing the holy places of Jerusalem, he said that in the Basilica of Mount Zion, there was the crown of thorns which Our Lord was crowned and the spear which was used to strike Him in the side. It was rediscovered by the European army of the First Crusade in the city of Antioch on June 15th, 1098, but eventually ended up in the treasury of Constantinople. It is documented, that the holy relic of the True Lance passed through Ancona (an Italian city on the Adriatic side of the Peninsula), in 1492 on its way from Bayezid II the Turkish Sultan (whose father obtained it in 1451 during the conquest of Constantinople) to Pope Innocent VIII by the hand of Pierre d'Abusson, Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. The Pope placed it the Treasury of the old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome with the volto santo where it is held in great veneration. It is now in one of the great piers of the present St. Peter's Cathedral and in front of it, over the image of Longinus is inscribed "The Spear of Longinus, which Innocent VIII, the Chief Pointif received from Bayezid Sultan of the Turks; Urban VIII transferred it to a decorated shrine rasing an image and erecting the shrine beneath." (see for more information: Relics from the Crucifixion: Where They Went and How They Got There. By J. Charles Wall.)

Since there are no records of the Cathedral of Ancona retaining a part of the True Lance when it was passing through the town on its way to Rome, it is believed that the offered relic was obtained by melting a larger silver object that touched the tip of the True Lance in 1492. A number of analogous documented reliquaries are known, but their number is extremely small and they are in very high demand because of the impossibility of making new touch relics from the True Lance held in the Vatican after it was transferred to the pier of St. Peter's basilica in the 17th century.

  • ID# 129-RSCR-125
  • Age ca. 1758
  • Materials silver
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Documented reliquary with relics of Saint Lucia of Syracuse

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca decorated on the perimeter with twisted wire and housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Lucia of Syracuse. The relics are affixed to a red silk background around golden paperolle ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula as S. Luciae M. (Saint Lucia, Martyr). On the back the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of Francesco Saverio Cristiani O.E.S.A. (†), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon and the Sacristan to the Holy See (1782 - 1800)The reliquary is accompanied by a matching authentics document issued and signed by fr. Cristiani in 1789. The document has some damage on the left side as pictured. 

  • ID# 08-RSMB-65
  • Size 33 x 30 mm
  • Age ca. 1789
  • Materials silver
  • Price $3,250
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1744 Documented theca with relics of St. Lucia (Lucy) of Syracuse

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing precious first-class ex ossibus (from the bone) relic of St. Lucia. The relic is affixed to a gold silk background decorated with silver wire ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedula label as S. Luciae V.M. (Saint Lucia, Virgin & Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly-preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Salvatore Castellino, the Vicar General of Genoa. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr. Castellino in 1744 under the orders of the Archbishop of Genoa Nicolò Maria de’ Franchi O.P. (†).

  • ID# 221-RSCR-85
  • Size 45 x 33 mm
  • Age ca. 1744
  • Origin Genoa, Italy
  • Materials silver, silk, glass
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1865 Documented reliquary theca with pre-canonization relics of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Small oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca affixed inside of a larger bronze theca with Papal implements housing the first-class pre-canonization relic of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Bte. M. M. Alacoque(the Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque). The relic is accompanied by an original early matching authentics document issued and signed in 1865 by a Chaplain of the Visitation Monastery in Paray-le-Monial, France where the incorrupt relics of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque are kept. 

Translation of the authentics document from French:

I, the undersigned, Chaplain of the Monastery of theVisitation of Saint Mary, in Paray-le-Monial, where the sacred body of the Blessed Marguerite-Marie Alacoque, Virgin, rests
professed of this Monastery by virtue of the special permission granted to me by Monsignor the Bishop of Autun, Chalon and Macon, certify and attest that I deposited and enshrined with respect the authentic particles of the ashes of Blessed Marguerite-Marie above named in a medarbon in oval-shaped silver, which has been duly adorned, closed with cords
of red silk and sealed with the seal of the aforesaid Monastery in red Spanish wax. And in faith of this I have delivered these Testimonial Letters to be presented to the Ordinaries, and I have signed them and sealed with the aforementioned seal.
Done in Poray-le-Monial, on 2 January [year of] one thousand eight hundred sixty five
[Signed by Chaplain of the Monastery] Pernay

  • ID# 02-RSNIR-35
  • Size outer theca 85 x 55 mm, inner theca 23 x 16 mm
  • Age ca. 1865
  • Origin Visitation Monastery in Paray-le-Monial, France
  • Materials silver, bronze, glass, silk
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver
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1868 Documented theca with a relic of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J., patron of students & pandemic sufferers

1868 Documented theca with a relic of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J., patron of students & pandemic sufferers

Small oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing the first-class ex carne  (of the flesh) relic of Saint Aloysius GonzagaThe relic is affixed to a gold silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Aloysii G. (Saint Aloysius Gonzaga) On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Italian Roman Catholic cardinal Monsignor Giuseppe Luigi Trevisanato (†1877), the Patriarch of Venice (1862-1877). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Monsignor Trevisanato in 1868 . 

  • ID# 568-RSGSR
  • Size 26 x 22 mm
  • Age ca. 1868
  • Origin Venice, Italy
  • Materials silver, silk, wax
  • Price $2,275
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of St Juliana Falconieri, O.S.M., foundress of the Religious Sisters of the Third Order of Servites

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing second-class ex velaminibus albo et nigro (of the white and black veils) relics of St Juliana Falconieri, O.S.M. The relics are affixed to the silk background and identified on a manuscript cedulae as Ex Velam-bus / S. Jul-e Falcon-e. On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Joseph Felix Leonetti († 1764), Prior of the province of Tuscany for the Order of Servites. It is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Leonetti in 1800. 

  • ID# 178-RSCR-25
  • Size 40 x 34 mm
  • Age ca. 1800
  • Origin Tuscany, Italy
  • Materials Silver
  • Price $2,250
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of St Margaret of Cortona, T.O.S.F., Patron Saint of Tertiaries

18th century small oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing relic of Saint Margaret of Cortona, T.O.S.F.,The relic is affixed to silk background decorated with silver cord and identified on a manuscript cedulae as S. Marg. CortOn the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Gregorio Alessandri (†), Bishop of Cortona (1773-1802). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Alessandri in 1786. 

  • ID# 169-RSCR-25
  • Size 26 x 21 mm
  • Age ca. 1786
  • Origin Cortona, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $2,250
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1908 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, T.O.S.F.

Round glass-fronted metal reliquary theca housing the first-class-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, T.O.S.F. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Bened. Ios. Lab. C.  (Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, Confessor).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Pietro Respighi (†1913), Vicar General of Rome (1900-1913). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1908 by MonsignorRespighi. 

  • ID# 08-RSNIR-4
  • Size 30 mm (1 1/4 inches) in diameter
  • Age ca. 1908
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $2,250

Documented theca with relics of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of AIDS patients

Small oval crystal-fronted silver reliquary theca housing ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The relic is affixed to red silk background and identified on a manuscript cedulae as S. Alois. Gonz. On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Bellotti (†), Bishop of Massa Lubrense (1756-1788). It is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Bellotti in 1766. 

  • ID# 166-RSCR-25
  • Size 25 x 21 mm
  • Age ca. 1766
  • Origin Naples, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,950
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of St Lawrence of Brindisi, O.F.M. Cap., Doctor of the Church

18th century oval glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) pre-canonization relics of ​Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, O.F.M. Cap. The relic is affixed to a red silk background decorated with gold paperole and silver cord and identified on a manuscript cedula label as B. Lauren. a Br. (Blessed Lawrence of Brindisi)On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Venerable Francesco Antonio Marcucci (†1798), Titular Patriarch of Constantinople (1781-1798), Confessor and advisor to Pope Clement XIV.. It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Marcucci in 1784. 

  • ID# 159-RSCR-2
  • Size 25 x 22 mm
  • Age ca. 1784
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,850
  • Silver
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1967 large 2nd class relic of Franciscan Capuchin friar St. Padre Pio with letter of provenance

1967 large 2nd class relic of Franciscan Capuchin friar St. Padre Pio with letter of provenance

An unusual large second-class ex indumentis (of the gown) relic of St. Padre Pio accompanied by a letter of provenance written a year prior to his death. The letter reffers to the relic as "a piece of cloth from Padre Pio's gown that he wears." The letter was written by Mrs. Henrietta Godanza and dated December 18, 1967. A piece of cloth from St. Padre Pio's gown is affixed by the original pin to the upper left corner of the letter. 

  • ID# 8-RSFD10-1
  • Size 35 x 15 mm (1 1/2 x 1/2 inches)
  • Age ca. 1967
  • Origin Unknown
  • Materials N/A
  • Price $1,750

Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Giovanni (John) Colombini

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing significant first class ex ossibus  (from the bone) relic of the Blessed Giovanni Colombini The relic is affixed to a silk background decorated by gilt paperolle and silver cord ornamentation and identified on a fancy bi-color manuscript cedula as B. Joan, Colom, S. (Blessed Giovanni Colombini of Siena). On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Tiberio Borghese (†1792), Archbishop of Siena (1772-1792). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued and hand signed by Fr. Borghese in 1791.

  • ID# 177-RSCR-2
  • Size 32 x 29 mm
  • Age ca. 1791
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,750
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of St. Frances of Rome, Obl.S.B., Patron Saint of Widows and Car Drivers

19th century oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing substantial first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Frances of Rome Obl. S. B.The relic is affixed to a red silk background decorated with gilt paperole and silver cord and identified on a manuscript cedulae as S. Franciscae Roma. On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Mancini (†1855), Archbishop of Siena (1824-1855). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued and hand-signed by Mgr. Mancini in 1829. 

  • ID# 158-RSCR-2
  • Size 27 x 22 mm
  • Age ca. 1829
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,750
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of St. Laborious, Bishop of Le Mans

Early 19th century oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of ​Saint ​Liborius of Le MansThe relic is affixed to a gold silk background decorated with golden paperole and silver cord and identified on a manuscript cedulae as S. Liborii Ep (Saint Liborius, Bishop ). On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Antonio Felice Zondadari  (†1823), Archishop of Siena (1795-1823). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Zondadari in 1813. 

  • ID# 165-RSCR-2
  • Size 28 x 26 mm
  • Age ca. 1813
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,750
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of the Blessed Giovanna Maria Bonomo

18th century oval glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of ​the Blessed Giovanna Maria Bonomo. The relic is affixed to a red silk background decorated with silver cord and identified on a manuscript cedula label as B. Joanna Bonon. V. (Blessed Giovana Bonomo, Virgin)On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Tiberio Borghese (†1792), Archbishop of Siena (1772-1792). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Borghese in 1784, only one year after she was beatified by Pope Pius VI. 

  • ID# 172-RSCR-2
  • Size 32 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. 1784
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Price $1,750

Documented theca with relic of Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti

Mid-19th century glass-fronted silvered metal theca housing relic ofSaint Hyacintha Mariscotti, T.O.R. The theca is accompanied by the original ca. 1857 authentics document issued by Monsignor Costantino Cardinal Patrizi Naro (†), Prefect of the Roman Curia (1832-1834).

  • ID# 108-RSCR-35
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1857, Vatican
  • Price $1375

Documented theca with relics of Blessed Nicholas of Forca Palena

Oval silver crystal-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus (of the bone)  relic of  Blessed Nicholas of Forca Palena, direct gift from the  Pope Clement XIV (1769-1774), issued only one year after beatification. The relic is affixed to the background of red silk, surrounded by golden paperolles and identified on typographic cedula label as B. Nicolai F.  The theca is sealed by the red wax seal with a coat of arms of Cardinal Marcantonio Colonna (†1793), Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Vicar General of the Roman Curia. The reliquary is accompanied by original matching authentics document hand-signed by Monsignor Colonna in 1772.

  • ID# 121-RSCR125-1
  • Size 33 x 30 mm
  • Age ca. 1772, Vatican
  • Materials Silver
  • Price $1,275
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of Saint Giovanni Leonardi, the founder of the Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca

Oval Neo-Gothic glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing first class pre-canonization ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Giovanni Leonardi. The relics are affixed to a red silk background, surrounded by twisted silver wire ornamentation and identified on a typographic cedula label as Ex Oss. /B. Io[anis]. Leonardi C. (Of the bone of the Blessed Giovanni Leonardi, Confessor). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of the Postulator General of the Order of Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca. It is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by the Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca in Santa Maria in Campitelli in 1907. 

  • ID# 98-RSABR-75
  • Size 32 x 25 mm
  • Age ca. 1907, Rome, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,275
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of Saint Paulinus of Antioch, Martyr

Oval glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Paulinusof Antioch, Martyr. The relics are affixed to a red silk background, surrounded by twisted silver wire ornamentation and identified on a fancy shaped cedula label as Ex Oss S. Paulini / M. i Ep. Luca (Of the bone of Saint Paulini, Martyr and Bishop of Lucca). On the back, under a protective cap with an image of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of fr. Giulio Arrigoni O.F.M. Ref. (†), the Archbishop of Lucca. It is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr. Arrigoni in 1851. 

  • ID# 99-RSABR-75
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1851
  • Price $1,250

1919 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Francis de Sales & St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Oval  silver glass-fronted reliquary theca housing a first-class relic of Saint Francis de Sales and a pre-canonization first-class relic of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground decorated by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedulae labels as F. de Sale / Bte. Mte-Marie  On the back, under a protective cap with a raised image of the three Crosses of Golgotha, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Pierre-Lucien Campistron (†1921), Bishop of Annecy, France (1902–1921). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1919 by Fr. Campistron where the relics are described for Saint Francis de Sales as "cloth soaked in blood" and for Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque as "bodily ashes". 

  • ID# 03-RSINR-35
  • Size 35 x 23 mm ( 1 x 1 1/3 inches)
  • Age ca. 1919
  • Origin France
  • Materials silver, glass, silk
  • Price $1,250
  • Silver
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1933 Documented theca with a relic of St. Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Graces

1933 Documented theca with a relic of St. Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Graces

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca decorated around the perimeter with a row of crystals and housing a pre-canonization first-class ex carnibus (of the flesh) relic of the Saint Catherine Labouré. The relic is affixed to a silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as B. C. Labour.  (Blessed Catherine Labouré) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of black Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Congregation of the Mission. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1933, the year of her beatification, and signed by Postulator General responsible for the cause of her beatification. 

  • ID# 395-RSGSR
  • Size 33 x 26 mm
  • Age ca. 1933
  • Origin Paris, France
  • Materials yellow metal, glass, crystals, silk, wax
  • Price $1,200

1926 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, R.S.C.J., founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing a second-class ex vestimentis  (of the vestments) relic of the St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, R.S.C.J. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground decorated by a gilt-silver cord and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. M. Soph. Barat. (St. Madeleine Sophie Barat).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1926 by the Postulator General of the Order and comes in the original leather-clad fitted case of issue

  • ID# 605-RSGSR
  • Size 28 mm in diameter
  • Age ca. 1926
  • Origin France
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk
  • Price $995
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1987 Documented reliquary with relic of a Polish Blessed Karolina (Carolina) Kózka, patron of abuse victims & youth

1987 Documented reliquary with relic of a Polish Blessed Karolina (Carolina) Kózka, patron of abuse victims & youth

Round solid bronze glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic ofthe Blessed Karolina KózkaThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as B. Carolinae (Blessed Karolina) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of black Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of a curia of the Polish town of Tarnow, the place of her beatification by Pope John Paul II. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed on June 10th, 1987, the day of her beatification, and signed by Postulator General responsible for the cause of her beatification. 

  • ID# 492-RSGSR
  • Size 31 mm across
  • Age ca. 1987
  • Origin Tarnów, Poland
  • Materials bronze, plass, silk, wax
  • Price SOLD!
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1989 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, the Society of the Sacred Heart

1989 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, the Society of the Sacred Heart

Oval covered silver pendant housing glass-fronted silver reliquary theca with a pre-canonization first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of St. Rose Philippine DuchesneThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Philip. Duchesne (Blessed [Rose] Philippine Duchesne).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1989 by Anna Maria Catalani, the Provincial Superior of the congregation of the Society of the Sacred Heart in Rome.

  • ID# 478-RSGSR
  • Size 33 x 23 mm
  • Age ca. 1989
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $975
  • Silver
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2001 Documented reliquary theca with a relic of the Maltese Blessed Nazju Falzon O.F.S.

2001 Documented reliquary theca with a relic of the Maltese Blessed Nazju Falzon O.F.S.

Round glass-fronted metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Nazju Falzon O.F.SThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Nazju Falzon / Ex Oss (of the bone of the Blessed Nazju Falzon).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of The Order of Friars Minor. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed on May 9th of 2001 (the very day of his beatification) by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of beatification and canonization. 

  • ID# 156-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 2001
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $975

1950 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey, founder of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny

Fancy small round silver glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground decorated by silver wire and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. A.-M. Javouhey V. (Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey, Virgin) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of the Holy Ghost (better known as the Hospitallers of the Holy Spirit). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General of the Order on 15 October 1950 (the day of the beatification) and comes in the original case of the issue. 

  • ID# 621-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm across
  • Age ca. 1950
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Silver, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!

1975 Documented reliquary theca & medal with relics of the Blessed Charles Steeb, founder of the Sisters of Mercy of Verona

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Charles Steeb. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Varolus Steeb / ex ossibus (of the bone of the Blessed Charles Steeb). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Sisters of Mercy of Verona. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General responsible for the cause of beatification and canonization issued on the day of the beatification - July 6, 1975. It comes in the original case of the issue containing a double-sided medal with a portrait of the Blessed. 

  • ID# 445-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1975
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $950
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1954 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church & patron of Academics

1954 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church & patron of Academics

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Saint Thomas AquinasThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Thom. Aq. C. D. (St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Clemente Micara (†1965), Vicar General of Rome (1951-1963) and Pro-Prefect of the Congregation of Sacred Rites responsible for Canonization of Saints (1953-1963). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1954 by Monsignor Clemente Micara 

  • ID# 1-RSFD10-1
  • Size 33 mm in diameter
  • Age ca. 1954
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price SOLD!

1988 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Giuseppe Nascimbeni, founder of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family

Large round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing a substantial first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Giuseppe Nascimbeni.The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as ex oss. / B.G. Nascimbeni (from the bone of Blessed Giuseppe Nascimbeni). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Postulator General of the Orders of Friars Minor (better known as the Franciscans) responsible for the cause of canonization. The relic comes in the original case of the issue and is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General responsible for the cause of canonization issued on the day of the beatification - 17 April 1988. 

  • ID# 151-RSGSR
  • Size 53 mm across
  • Age ca. 1988
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $900

1988 Documented reliquary theca & medal with relics of the Blessed Pietro Bonilli, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Spoleto

Small round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the second-class ex indumentis  (of the clothes) relic of the Blessed Pietro Bonilli. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex indum. / B. P. Bonilli (of the clothes of the Blessed Pietro Bonilli.) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Orders of Friars Minor (better known as the Franciscans). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General of the Order on 24 April 1988 (the day of the beatification) and comes in the original silk-covered case of the issue containing a roundel with a portrait of the Blessed. 

  • ID# 6167-RSGSR
  • Size 21 mm across
  • Age ca. 1988
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $875

2003 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli

Large round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the second-class ex linteis  (of the linens) relic of St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Virginia Centurione Bracelli.On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (better known as the Redemptorists). The relic comes in the original case of the issue and is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 2003 (on the day of her canonization) by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of the canonization.

  • ID# 590-RSGSR
  • Size 50 mm in diameter
  • Age ca. 2003
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $875

1984 Documented medal & reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Rafaela Ybarra de Vilallonga, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Guardian Angels

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Rafaela Ybarra de Vilallonga. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. R. Ybarra (the Blessed Rafaela Ybarra [de Vilallonga]). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives (better known as the Trinitarians). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General of the Order on 30 September 1984 (on the day of the beatification) and comes in the original silk-covered case of the issue containing a double-sided medal with a portrait of the Blessed. 

  • ID# 279-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1984
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $875

1962 Documented reliquary theca with relics of a Capuchin St. Francesco Maria da Camporosso, OFM

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex carne  (of the flesh) relic of Saint Francesco Maria da Camporosso, OFM. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex carne / S. Francisci M. Camporubeo (of the flesh of Saint Francesco Maria da Camporosso. On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General of the Order on 9 December 1962 (on the day of the Saint's canonization) and comes in the original silk-covered case of the issue containing a roundel with a portrait of the Saint. 

  • ID# 314-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1962
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $875

1963 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Luigi Maria Palazzolo, Founder of the Sisters of the Poor

Fancy round silver glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) pre-canonization relic of the Blessed Luigi Maria Palazzolo. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Aloysii M. Palazzolo (the Blessed Rafaela Ybarra [de Vilallonga]). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Salvatore Capoferri, Master of Pontifical Ceremonies and the Postulator General of the Cause of the Beatification. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General on 19 March 1963 (on the day of the Beatification) and comes in the original leather-covered case of the issue containing a roundel with a portrait of the Blessed. 

  • ID# 340-RSGSR
  • Size 44 mm across
  • Age ca. 1963
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Silver, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $875

1990 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Spanish St. Joseph Mary Pignatelli, 2nd founder of the Jesuits

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Saint Joseph Mary Pignatelli. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as S. Joseph. Pig. (St. Joseph Pignatelli).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1990 by the Postulator General of the Order

  • ID# 361-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm ( 1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1990
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk
  • Price $875

1991 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the St. John Joseph of the Cross

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the second-class ex habitu  (of the habit) relic of the Saint John Joseph of the CrossThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as S. J. Joseph a Cruice On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1991 by the Postulator General of the Order

  • ID# 163-RSGRS
  • Size 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1991
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $875

1983 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Giacomo Cusmano, founder of the Boccone del Povero

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Giacomo Cusmano. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B.J. Cusmano (the Blessed Giacomo Cusmano). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Postulator General of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives (better known as the Trinitarians). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General of the Order on 30 October 1983 (on the day of His beatification) and comes in the original velvet-lined case of the issue containing a double-sided medal with a portrait of the Blessed. 

  • ID# 280-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1983
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $850

1992 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Elizabeth (Isabel of Aragon), Queen of Portugal T.O.S.F.

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing a second-class ex habitu  (of the clothes) relic of the St. Elizabeth of Portugal. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as S. Elizabeth Portug. (Saint Elizabeth of Portugal).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) . The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1992 by the Postulator General of the Order where the saint is described as Sanctae Elisateth, Viduae, Lusitanorum Reginae (Saint Elizabeth, Vidow and Queen of Portugal). 

  • ID# 159-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1992
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $850
  • Orthodox Cross

1957 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Samuel, the 1st Franciscan Martyr of Morocco

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Samuel, MartyrThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Samuelis M. (Saint Samuel, Martyr) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Matteo Guido Sperandeo (†1987), Bishop of Calvi e Teano, Italy. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1957 by Bishop  Sperandeo.

  • ID# 504-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm ( 1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1957
  • Origin Campania, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $850
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1957 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Pelagia of Antioch (the Penitent), patron of hermits

1957 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Pelagia of Antioch (the Penitent), patron of hermits

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Pelagia of Antioch. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground decorated by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Pelagiae Vid..  (Saint Pelagia of Antioch, Widow) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Bishop Matteo Guido Sperandeo (†1987) Bishop of Calvi e Teano, Italy (1954–1984). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Sperandeo in 1957. 

  • ID# 503-RSGSR
  • Size 35 mm across
  • Age ca. 1957
  • Origin Campania, southern Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $835
  • Orthodox Cross

1991 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Colette of Corbie, patron of women seeking to conceive & expectant mothers

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of St. Colette of Corbie. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Coletae V. (St. Colette, Virgin ).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) . The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1991 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

  • ID# 123-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm ( 1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1991
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $825

1989 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Clelia Barbieri, founder of the Little Sisters of the Mother of Sorrows

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of St. Clelia Barbieri. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Cleliae Barb. V. (St. Clelia Barbieri, Virgin). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Little Sisters of the Mother of Sorrows. The relic comes in the original case of the issue and is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General responsible for the cause of canonization issued on the day of the canonization - 9 April 1989. 

  • ID# 498-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1989
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $825

2007 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Maria Merkert, co-foundress of the Sisters of Saint Elizabeth

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Maria Luise Merkert. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as ex ossibus B. Maria Merkert (of the bone of the Blessed Maria Merkert). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of Andrea Ambrose, Postulator General for the Cause of Beatification. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued by the Postulator General on 30 September 2007 (on the day of the beatification) and comes in the original velvet-lined case of the issue. 

  • ID# 519-RSGSR
  • Size 37 mm across
  • Age ca. 2007
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $825

1987 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Pierre-François Jamet, founder of the Sisters of the Bon Sauveur

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Joseph Pierre-François Jamet. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground decorated by silver wire and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as B. Petri F. Jamet (Blessed Joseph Pierre-François Jamet).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of the Passionists. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1990 by the Postulator General of the Order

  • ID# 173-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1987
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk
  • Price $825

1969 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Vincent de Paul, patron of lost articles and volunteers

Round metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex carne  (of the body) relic of the Saint Vincent de PaulThe relic is affixed to a gold silk ground decorated by gilt silver wire and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Vincent de P. (Saint Vincent de Paul) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of the Congregation of the Mission. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1969 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of the Canonization.

  • ID# 483-RSGSR
  • Size 38 mm in diameter
  • Age ca. 1969
  • Origin France
  • Materials Metal, plastic, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $825

1989 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Maria Margherita Caiani, founder of the Minim Sisters of the Sacred Heart

Small round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca affixed to a heavy bronze fancy-shaped medallion and housing the first-class ex corpore  (of the body) relic of the Blessed Maria Caiani. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Margh. Caiani (the Blessed Maria Caiani). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General of the Order on 23 April 1989 (on the day of Her beatification) and comes in the original case of the issue. 

  • ID# 141-RSGSR
  • Size Medalion - 110 x 55 mm
  • Age ca. 1989
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $800
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1991 Documented reliquary with relics of the Polish Blessed Boleslawa Lament, founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family

1991 Documented reliquary with relics of the Polish Blessed Boleslawa Lament, founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Bolesława Maria LamentThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Polish on a typeset cedula label as Bł.  Bolesława Lament On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1991 by the Postulator General responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 489-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm across
  • Age ca. 1991
  • Origin Poland
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $775
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1981 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Francis of Paola, founder of the Roman Catholic Order of Minims

1981 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Francis of Paola, founder of the Roman Catholic Order of Minims

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the second-class ex indumentis  (of the clothing) relic of Saint Francis of Paola, O.M. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex ind.is S. Franc.i de Paula (ex indumentis Saint Francis of Paola) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Minims. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1981 by the Postulator General responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 457-RSGSR
  • Size 37 mm across
  • Age ca. 1981
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $775
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1988 Documented theca with a first-class relic of St. Philippa Mareri

1988 Documented theca with a first-class relic of St. Philippa Mareri

Round glass-fronted metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of St. Philippa Mareri. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex Ossibus / S. Philippe Mar (of the bone of St. Philippa Mareri).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Biagio Vittorio Terrinoni O.F.M. Cap. (†1996), Bishop of Marsi (1977–1990). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1988 by Fr. Terrinoni. 

  • ID# 447-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1988
  • Origin Abruzzo, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $775

Documented theca with relics of Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria, The Barnabites

Small round glass-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Anthony Maria ZaccariaThe relic is identified on a cedula label as V. Ant M Zach. The theca is sealed by the red wax seal with a coat of arms of the Barnabite Order. The reliquary is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued by the Barnabite Order "Regular Clerics of St. Paul" (Clerici Regulares Sancti Pauli) in 1853.

  • ID# 125-RSCR125-1
  • Size 20 x 20 mm
  • Age ca. 1853
  • Price $775

Documented theca with relics of 5 venerated nuns: Bl Mattia de Nazzarei, Bl Angelina of Marsciano, St Angela of Foligno, St Maria Crescentia Höss & St Francis of Paola

Oval glass-fronted theca housing relics of five venerated nuns: the Blessed Mattia de Nazzarei, the Blessed Angelina of Marsciano, ​Saint ​Angela of Foligno, Saint ​Maria Crescentia Höss, and Saint Francis of Paola. The relics are affixed to a background of red silk and titled on typographic cedula labels. On the back, the theca is secured with a red wax seal with a coat of arms of Fr. Antonio Santarelli, the Postulator General of the Franciscan Order responsible for causes of beatification and canonization. The theca is accompanied by the authentics document prepared and siged by fr. Santarelli and dated 1927. 

  • ID# 46-RSABR-75
  • Size 50 x 47 mm
  • Age ca. 1927
  • Origin Italy
  • Price SOLD!

1986 Vatican-documented theca with relics of St. Joseph Cafasso, Patron of Prisons & Prisoners

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing second-class ex Indumentis  (of the clothing) relic of Saint Joseph Cafasso. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Josephi Caf. C. (Saint Joseph Cafasso, Confessor ).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Camillo Ruini in the capacity of the Vicar General of Rome. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1986 by Fr. Ruini. 

  • ID# 99-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1986
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $775

1992 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Margaret of Cortona, patron of the falsely accused

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing second-class ex indumentis  (of the clothes) relic of the Saint Margaret of CortonaThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Marg. a Cort. (Saint Margaret of Cortona).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) . The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1992 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

  • ID# 161-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1992
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $775

1984 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Luigi Orione, F.D.P., founder of Sons of Divine Providence (Orionine Fathers)

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex carne  (of the flesh) pre-canonization relic of St. Luigi Orione. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as B. Luigi Orione (the Blessed Luigi Orione).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Orionine order. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1984 by the Postulator General of the Order. 

  • ID# 458-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm ( 1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1984
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $775

1958 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Lucy Filippini, founder of the Institute of the Maestre Pie

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing a first-class ex carne  (of the flesh) relic of the St. Lucy Filippini. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as Ex carne Luciae Virg. (of the flesh of Saint Lucy, Virgin).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Postulator General of a Cause for Canonization. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1958 by the Postulator General

  • ID# 414-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1958
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $775

1990 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Giuseppe Baldo, founder of Little Daughters of Saint Joseph

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Giuseppe BaldoThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as ex oss. B. G. Baldo (of the bone of the Blessed Giuseppe Baldo) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Little Daughters of st Joseph. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1990 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of the Canonization.

  • ID# 495-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. `990
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $775

1993 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Polish Blessed Rafal Chyliński

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Rafal ChylińskiThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex Ossibus B. Raphaëlis Chylinski (of the bone of the Blessed Rafal Chyliński) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv), commonly known as the Conventual Franciscans. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1993 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 316-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1993
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $775

1986 Documented reliquary theca with first-class relics of Blessed Bienheureuse Marie-Thérèse de Soubiran, foundress of Sisters of Marie-Auxiliatrice

Oval yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca decorated around the perimeter with crystals (one is missing) housing the first-class ex carne  (of the flesh) relic of the Blessed Bienheureuse Marie-Thérèse de Soubiran. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as Ba. M. T. de Soubiran. (Blessed Bienheureuse Marie-Thérèse de Soubiran).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Jean François Marie Streiff (†1999), Bishop of Nevers (1966–1987). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1986 by Fr. Streiff. 

  • ID# 403-RSGSR
  • Size 42 x 31 mm
  • Age ca. 1986
  • Origin Nevers, France
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $750
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1968 Documented reliquary with relic of the Blessed Maria Therese von Wüllenweber (Maria of the Apostles), founder of the Salvatorian Sisters

1968 Documented reliquary with relic of the Blessed Maria Therese von Wüllenweber (Maria of the Apostles), founder of the Salvatorian Sisters

Round silver glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Maria Therese von Wüllenweber (Maria of the Apostles)The relic is affixed to a silk ground identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Maria ab Ap. Virginis (the Blessed Maria of the Apostles, Virgin) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Sisters of the Divine Savior (also referred to as the Salvatorian Sisters) . The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in Octber 13, 1968 (the day of her beatification) by the Postulator General of the Congregation responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 436-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1968
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $725
  • Silver
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1971 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants

1971 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex corpore  (of the body) relic of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. F. X. Cabini (St. Frances Xavier Cabrini) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Bishop Tarcisio Vincenzo Benedetti, O.C.D., (†1972), Bishop of Lodi (1952-1972). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1971 by the Postulator General responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 449-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm across
  • Age ca. 1971
  • Origin Lodi, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price SOLD!
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1986 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Giovanni Battista (John Baptist) de' Rossi

1986 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Giovanni Battista (John Baptist) de' Rossi

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of St. Giovanni Battista de' Rossi. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Joan. Bt. de Rossi (St. Giovanni Battista de' Rossi) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Carmelite order. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1986 by the Postulator General responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 370-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1989
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $725
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1989 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Joseph of Cupertino, patron of pilots & students

1989 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Joseph of Cupertino, patron of pilots & students

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the second-class ex tunica  (of the tunic) relic of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ex Tunica S. Josephi a Cupert. (from the tunic of Saint Joseph of Cupertino) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv), commonly known as the Conventual Franciscans or Minorites. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1989 by the Postulator of the Order responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 591-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1989
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $725
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2005 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Placidus (Placitus), Monk & Martyr

2005 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Placidus (Placitus), Monk & Martyr

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Placidus, Martyr. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex Ossibvs S. Placidi Mon. M. (Saint Placidus, Monk & Martyr) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giuseppe Mani, Archbishop of Cagliari (2003–2012). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed in 2005 by Monsignor Mani. 

  • ID# 432-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 2005
  • Origin Sardinia, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $725
  • Orthodox Cross
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1984 Documented theca of the Blessed Clemente Marchisio, founder of the Daughters of Saint Joseph of Rivalba

1984 Documented theca of the Blessed Clemente Marchisio, founder of the Daughters of Saint Joseph of Rivalba

Round glass-fronted metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Clemente Marchisio. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as C. Marchisio ([Blessed] Clemente Marchisio).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives (known as Trinitians). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed on September 30, 1984 (the day of the beatification) by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of the beatification. 

  • ID# 181-RSGSR
  • Size 38 mm ( 1 1/2 inch) across
  • Age ca. 1984
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, silk, glass, wax
  • Price $725
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1988 Documented reliquary theca with a relic of the Blessed Savina Petrilli, founder of the Sisters of the Poor of Saint Catherine of Siena

1988 Documented reliquary theca with a relic of the Blessed Savina Petrilli, founder of the Sisters of the Poor of Saint Catherine of Siena

Small round glass-fronted metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Savina PetrilliThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. S. Petrilli (the Blessed Savina Petrilli).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Trinitarians Order, formally known as the Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed on 24 April 1988 (the very day of her beatification) by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of beatification and canonization. 

  • ID# 178-RSGSR
  • Size 22 mm across
  • Age ca. 1988
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $725

1992 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Angela de Merici, Patron of sickness & loss of parents

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Angela de Merici . The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Angelae Mer. V. (St. Angela de Merici, Virgin ).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) . The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1992 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

  • ID# 116-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1992
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $725

1975 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Columba of Rieti, O.S.D. invoked against sorcery & temptation

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of the Blessed Columba of Rieti, O.S.D. The relic is affixed to a pink silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Columb. a Reat. V. O. P. (Blessed Columba of Rieti, Virgin, the Order of Preachers )  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Preachers (better known as the Dominicans). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Postulator General of the Order on November 15, 1995 - 5 days before His Beatification. 

  • ID# 286-RSGS
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1975
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!

2001 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani, Protectress against cancer

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Maria Adeodata PisaniThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. M.  Adeodatae Pisani / Ex ossibus (the Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani, of the bone) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Ernesto Piacentini (1938-2018), Italian Franciscan theologian and the Postulator General of the Cause for Canonization. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 2001 by the Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv), commonly known as the Conventual Franciscans.

  • ID# 466-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm ( 1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 2001
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, plastic, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $725

1985 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Benedict Menni, founder of Sisters Hospitaller of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone)  of the Blessed Benedict MenniThe relic is affixed to a silk ground identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Benedictus / Menni, o h (the Blessed Benedict Menni, Order of Hospitallers) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Roman Catholic Order of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1992 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 528-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1985
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $725

1989 Documented reliquary theca with 2nd class relics of Carmelite St. Therese of Lisieux (of Child Jesus)

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the second-class ex indumentis  (of the clothing) relic of the Saint Therese de Lisieux. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Theresiae a Jesu Inf. (St. Therese of Child Jesus).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1989 by the Postulator General of the Order

  • ID# 558-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1989
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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1990 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Leonardo Murialdo, founder of the Congregation of Saint Joseph (the Murialdines)

1990 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Leonardo Murialdo, founder of the Congregation of Saint Joseph (the Murialdines)

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of St. Leonardo MurialdoThe relic is affixed to a silk ground identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex Ossibus / S. Leonardi Murialdo (of the bone of St. Leonardo Murialdo) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Roman Catholic Congregation of Saint Joseph (known as the Murialdines). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1990 by the Postulator General of the Congregation responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 501-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm aross
  • Age ca. 1990
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $700
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1989 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo, founder of the Little House of Divine Providence

1989 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo, founder of the Little House of Divine Providence

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex carne  (of the flesh) relic of St. Joseph Benedict CottolengoThe relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex carne S. B. J. Cottolengo (Of the flesh of St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the the Little House of Divine Providence. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in Octber 13, 1968 (the day of her beatification) by the Postulator General responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 342-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm across
  • Age ca. 1989
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $700
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1982 Documented reliquary with relic of the Blessed Maria Rosa Durocher, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

1982 Documented reliquary with relic of the Blessed Maria Rosa Durocher, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Small round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex indumentis  (of the ossibus) relic of the Blessed Maria Rosa Durocher. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Marie Rose Durocher (the Blessed Maria Rosa Durocher) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Minims. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1982 by the Postulator General responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 526-RSGSR
  • Size 22 mm across
  • Age ca. 1982
  • Origin Montreal, Canada
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $700
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1989 Documented reliquary with relic of a Belgian Saint Mutien-Marie Wiaux

1989 Documented reliquary with relic of a Belgian Saint Mutien-Marie Wiaux

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca decorated by the cherubs housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Mutien-Marie Wiaux. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex ossibus S. Muciani Marie Wiaux C.  (Of the bone of Saint Mutien-Marie Wiaux, Confessor) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of The De La Salle Brothers, formally known as the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1989 (the year of his Cannoziation) by the Postulator of the Order responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 329-RSGSR
  • Size 38 mm across
  • Age ca. 1989
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials met
  • Price $700
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1975 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Vicenta María López i Vicuña, founder of the Religious of Mary Immaculate

1975 Documented reliquary with relic of St. Vicenta María López i Vicuña, founder of the Religious of Mary Immaculate

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of St. Vicenta María López y Vicuña  The relic is affixed to a red silk ground decorated by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Vincenta Lopez y Vicuna  (St. Vicenta María López y Vicuña ) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of the Religious of Mary Immaculate. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by the Postulator of the Order on May 25, 1975 (the date of her canonization). 

  • ID# 380-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1975
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price SOLD!
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1994 Documented theca with relics of St. Thérèse Couderc, co-founder of the Sisters of the Cenacle

1994 Documented theca with relics of St. Thérèse Couderc, co-founder of the Sisters of the Cenacle

Round glass-fronted metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) pre-canonization relic of St. Thérèse Couderc. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Teresa Couderc (Blessed Teresa Couderc).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of the Sisters of the Cenacle. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed on May 10, 1970 (the very day of her canonization) by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of beatification and canonization. 

  • ID# 401-RSGSR
  • Size 34 mm across
  • Age ca. 1970
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $700
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1933 Documented theca with a relic of St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, founder of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

1933 Documented theca with a relic of St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, founder of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

Round glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housed in a clasped pendant and containing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) pre-canonization relic of St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ex oss. B. Euphrasiae V. (of the bone of the Blessed Euphrasia).  The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed on April 30, 1933 (the very day of her beatification) by the Postulator General of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.

  • ID# 345-RSGSR
  • Size 27 mm across
  • Age ca. 1933
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, silk
  • Price $700
  • Silver

1993 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Contardo Ferrini T.O.S.F., patron of University professors

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex corpore  (of the body) relic of the Blessed Contardo Ferrini T.O.S.F. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as B. Cont. Ferrini (Blessed Contardo Ferrini ).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) . The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1993 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

  • ID# 133-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1993
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $700

1993 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Pope Hormisdas and St. Pope John I

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of St. Pope Hormisdas and St. Pope John I. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedulae labels as S. Hormisdae P.C. / S. Joan I. P.M.  (St. Hormisdae Pope and Confessor / St. John I, Pope & Martyr).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Camillo Ruini in the capacity of the Vicar General of Rome. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1993 by Fr. Ruini. 

  • ID# 10-RSGS
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1993
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials Brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $700
  • Orthodox Cross

1994 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Pope Julius I and St. Pope Damasus I

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of St. Pope Julius I and St. Pope Damasus I. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedulae labels as S. Damasi P.C. / S. Julii I Pp. C.  (St. Damasus, Pope and Confessor / St. Julius I, Pope and Confessor).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Camillo Ruini in the capacity of the Vicar General of Rome. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1994 by Fr. Ruini. 

  • ID# 02-RSGS
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1994
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $700
  • Orthodox Cross

1990 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Passionist Blessed Nicephorus & 25 Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of the Blessed Nicephorus of Jesus and Mary & 25 Martyrs of Spain. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as BB. Mártires OH en España (the Blessed Martyrs of Spain).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, (better known as the Passionists). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1990 by the Postulator General of the Order. 

  • ID# 171-RSGS
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1990
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $700

1990 Documented reliquary theca with relics of 3 Female Saints: St. Dorothy, St. Ursula & St. Catherine de' Ricci

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of St. Martyr Dorothy, St. Martyr Ursula & St. Catherine Ricci. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedulae labels as S. Dorotheae V.M. / S. Ursulae V. Soc. M./ S. Catha. Ricci (Saint Dorothy, Virgin & Martyr /St. Ursula, Virgin with Companions Martyrs /St. Catherine Ricci).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Preachers (better known as the Dominicans). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1990 by the Postulator General of the Order. 

  • ID# 272-RSGS
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1990
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $700
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2009 Documented reliquary with relic of the Blessed Juan María de la Cruz, S.C.I., Spanish Civil War Martyr

2009 Documented reliquary with relic of the Blessed Juan María de la Cruz, S.C.I., Spanish Civil War Martyr

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Juan María de la Cruz, S.C.I.The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Polish on a typeset cedula label as Ex Oss.B. Juan Maria De La Cruz, Mart. (of the bone of the Blessed Juan María de la Cruz, Martyr) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (also known as The Dehonians). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 2009 by the Postulator General responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 599-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm across
  • Age ca. 2009
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $695
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1988 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Jeanne de Lestonnac, O.D.N., founder of the Sisters of the Company of Mary, Our Lady

1988 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Jeanne de Lestonnac, O.D.N., founder of the Sisters of the Company of Mary, Our Lady

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Joannae de Lest. (Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Discalced Carmelites Order. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1988 by the Postulator of the Order responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 369-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1988
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
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Documented reliquary with relics of Saint Benvenutus Scotivoli, Bishop of Osimo

Round silver glass-fronted reliquary theca dating to 1920's housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Benvenutus Scotivoli, Bishop of Osimo. The relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a typographic cedula as S. Benven. Ep. C. (Saint Benvenutus, Bishop and Confessor). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a hardly visible imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin sealed by Fr. Anthony M. Santarelli, Postulator General of the Order in 1920's responsible for a cause for beatification and canonization through the judicial processes required by the Roman Catholic Church. The reliquary is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Anthony M. Santarelli and dated 1927. 

  • ID# 37-RSABR-5
  • Size 30 mm in diameter
  • Age ca. 1927
  • Materials silver
  • Price $695
  • Silver
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1989 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Rosa Venerini, M.P.V.

1989 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Rosa Venerini, M.P.V.

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) pre-canonization relic of Saint Rosa VeneriniThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as B. Rosa Venerini (Blessed Rosa Venerini) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1989 by the Postulator of the Order responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 339-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1989
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $685
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1994 Vatican documented reliquary with relics of St. Andrea Corsini & St. Angelus of Jerusalem, Martyr

1994 Vatican documented reliquary with relics of St. Andrea Corsini & St. Angelus of Jerusalem, Martyr

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of St. Andrea Corsini and St. Angelus of Jerusalem, MartyrThe relics are affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedulae labels as S. Andreae Cor. EC / S. Angeli Carm. M. (St. Andrea Corsini, Bishop & Confessor and St. Angelus Carmelite, Martyr) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar General of Rome (1991- 2008). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1994 by Monsignor Ruini. 

  • ID# 80-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1994
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price $675
  • Orthodox Cross
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1972 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Agostina Pietrantoni, patron of nurses and abuse victims

1972 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Agostina Pietrantoni, patron of nurses and abuse victims

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) pre-canonization relic of Saint Agostina Pietrantoni. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as [B]. Augustina Pietrantoni (Blessed Agostina Pietrantoni) On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued on 12 November 1972 (date of her Beatification)  by the Postulator of the Order responsible for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization. 

  • ID# 176-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1972
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price SOLD!

1957 documented reliquary theca with first-class relic of Saint Martyr Euphrasia of Nicomedia

Round silvered brass reliquary theca housing the first-class-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Saint Euphrasia of Constantinople, Martyr. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Euphr. V. M.  (Saint Euphrasia, Virgin & Martyr).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Discalced Carmelite order. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued in 1957 by Fr. Bernardine of Siena, the Postulator General of the Carmelite Order responsible for the cause of canonization of saints. The document is laminated in clear plastic for safekeeping. 

  • ID# 09-RSMIS10-6
  • Size 31 mm (1 1/4 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1957
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $675
  • Orthodox Cross

1990 Vatican-documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Ursula, Martyr, Patron of orphans & students

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex Ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Ursula, Martyr. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Ursulae V. et M.  (Saint Ursula, Virgin & Martyr).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Petrus Canisius Jean van Lierde, O.S.A. (†1995), the Titular Bishop of Parphyrion, in his capacity of the Vicar General for the Vatican City State. The relic is accompanied by the matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1990 by Fr. van Lierde. 

  • ID# 538-RSGSR
  • Size 48 mm (2 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1990
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $675
  • Orthodox Cross

1990 Documented reliquary theca with relics of a Franciscan Blessed Antonio Lucci, O.F.M.Conv.

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of a Franciscan St. Antonio Lucci, O.F.M.Conv.. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as Ex ossibus / B. Antonii Lucci (from the bone of the Blessed Anthony Lucci).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual (the "Franciscans"). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1990 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

  • ID# 318-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm ( 1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1990
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $675
  • Orthodox Cross

1991 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Cesidio Giacomantonio, Martyr of China

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) pre-canonization relic of the St. Cesidio Giacomantonio. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as B. Caesidii Giac. Mart. (Blessed Cesidio Giacomantoni Martyr).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) . The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1991 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

  • ID# 138-RSGSR
  • Size 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1991
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $675

1983 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza, O.F.M.Conv.

Round whiite-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza, O.F.M.ConvThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as Ex ossibus / B. Bonaventurae a Pot. (Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual (the "Franciscans"). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1983 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

  • ID# 462-RSGSR
  • Size 36 mm (1 1/2 inches) across
  • Age ca. 1983
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $675

1976 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Ignatius of Laconi, OFM, Patron of Students

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of Saint Ignatius of Laconi, OFM. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Ignat. Lac. (St. Ignatius of Laconi).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1976 by the Postulator General of the Order. 

  • ID# 290-RSGS
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1976
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $675

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