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Theca with first class relic of Saint Joseph of Leonessa, O.F.M. Capuchin

Oval glass-fronted bronze reliquary theca housing ex sanguinus (of the blood) relic of Saint Joseph of Leonessa, O.F.M. Cap. The relic is affixed on a background of silk, surrounded by a twisted wire and gold paperolle ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula as de sud. im. sang. B. Joseph Capuc. (of the blood of Blessed Joseph Capuchin). The reliquary is secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Italian Bishop.

 Saint Joseph of Leonessa, O.F.M. Cap., (Italian: Giuseppe da Leonessa) (†1612) is a saint of the Catholic Church and a Capuchin monk who preached to the poor and reconciled feuding families as well as warring cities which had been at odds for years. He was canonized by Pope Benedict XIV in 1746. His feast day is kept on February 4, within the Franciscan Order. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 83-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 35 x 27 mm
  • Age: ca. first half of the 18th century
  • Price: $375
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