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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Francis de Sales OFM, Archbishop of Geneva

Oval glass-fronted silver theca housing the first-class relics of Saint Francis de Sales. The relic is affixed to a background of multicolored silk surrounded by gilt paperolle and twisted wire ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedula label as S. Fran. Sa. (Saint Francis de Sales). On the back, the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a faint imprint of a coat of arms of a Roman Catholic Bishop. Saint

Francis de Sales, CO OM OFM Cap. (French: François de Sales; †1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. Along with St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Sales founded the women's Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary (Visitandines) in 1610. Francis de Sales was beatified in 1661 by Pope Alexander VII, who then canonized him four years later. He was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1877. He is a patron saint of confessors; deaf people; educators; writers; journalists; Oblates of St. Francis de Sales; and Salesians of Don Bosco.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 17-LPR-3
  • Size: 32 x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Origin: Italy
  • Materials: silver
  • Price: SOLD!
  • Silver

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