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Theca with a first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Alexander Sauli

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Alexander Sauli. The relic is surrounded by twisted wire oranmentation and identified on a paper cedula as B. Alex Sauli Ep. and secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862).

Saint Alexander Sauli, C.R.S.P. († 1592), was an Italian priest, who is called the "Apostle of Corsica". In 1571, he was appointed by Pius V to the ancient see of Aleria, Corsica, where he rebuilt churches, founded colleges and seminaries, and despite the depredations of corsairs, placed the Church in a flourishing condition. He was beatified in 1741 by Pope Benedict XIV and canonized in 1904 by Pope Pius XHe is a holy patron of Corsica and Barnabite seminarians.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 33-DDCR125-5
  • Age: ca. 1850's, Italy
  • Price: $600
  • Silver
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