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Reliquary theca with relic of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Crystal-fronted silver reliquary theca housing reic of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The relic is affixed to a background of multicolored silk and surrounded by paperole and twisted wire ornamentation. It is labeled on a paper cedula as S. Aloysy Gon. and secured on the back with red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop.

 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J. (Italian: Luigi Gonzaga; † 1591) was an Italian aristocrat who became a member of the Society of Jesus. While still a student at the Roman College, he died as a result of caring for the victims of an epidemic. He was beatified in 1605, and canonized in 1726. He is a patron of Young students, Christian youth, Jesuit scholastics, the blind, AIDS patients, AIDS care-givers.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 562-MRR-1
  • Size: 32 x 27 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Materials: silver, crystal
  • Price: $675
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