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Reliquary theca with relics of Saints Charles Barromeo and Philip Neri

Fancy Baroque glass-fronted bronze reliquary theca housing relics of two Counter-Reformation Saints: St. Charles Barromeo (†1584) Archbishop of Milan / St. Philip Neri (†1595), Apostle of Rome

 St. Philip Romolo Neri, (Italian: Filippo Romolo Neri; † 1595), known as the Apostle of Rome, was an Italian priest noted for founding a society of secular clergy called the Congregation of the Oratory of Filippo Neri. Patron of Rome, Mandaluyong, US Special Forces, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, laughter, humor, and joy.

Saint Charles Borromeo (Italian: Carlo Borromeo, Latin: †1584) was a cardinal who was archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. Among the great reformers of the troubled 16th century, Borromeo, with St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Philip Neri, and others, led the movement to combat the inroads of the Protestant Reformation. He was a leading figure during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church, including the founding of seminaries for the education of priests. It is said that his intervention is especially effective against ulcers; colic; intestinal disorders;  stomach diseases and he is considered a Holy Patron of ​apple orchards; bishops; catechists; catechumens;  cardinals; seminarians; spiritual directors; spiritual leaders; starch makers; ​L​ombardy, Italy; and Monterey California.


Additional Info

  • ID#: 12-LPR-2
  • Size: 50 x 35 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Materials: bronze
  • Price: $525

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