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Theca with relics of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop of Milan and Saint Agatha of Sicily, Virgin and Martyr

Attractive oval silver glass-fronted theca housing relics of  Saint Charles Borromeo and Saint Agatha of SicilyThe relic is affixed to the background of gold silk and identified on typographic cedulae labels as S. Caroli Ep et Conf  / S. Agathe Virg et M (Saint Charles, Bishop and Confessor / Saint Agathe Virgin and Martyr). Under protective cap the theca is sealed by the red wax seal with a coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop.

Saint Charles Borromeo (Italian: Caroli 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. He is a holy patron of apple orchards; bishops; catechists; catechumens; cardinals; seminarians; spiritual directors; spiritual leaders; Lombardy, Italy; and Monterey California; and sought to assist in intestinal disorders; against ulcers; colic; and stomach diseases.

Saint Agatha of Sicily (†251) is venerated as a virgin saint and martyr in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Oriental Orthodox Churches. She is a holy patron of bellfounders; breast cancer; bakers; Catania, Sicily; protection from natural disasters; fire; earthquakes; volcanic eruptions; jewelers; nurses; rape victims; single laywomen; sterility; torture victims; nurses; wet nurses; as well as Sicily; San Marino; and Zamarramala, Spain. Her feast day is commemorated on February 5th.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 02_RSMIS-2
  • Size: 35 x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 19th century, Italy
  • Materials: silver
  • Price: $775
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