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Theca with relics of Saint Paschal Baylon and Saint Margaret of Cortona

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing first class relics of Saint Paschal Baylon and Saint Margaret of Cortona. The relics are affixed on a background of red silkand identified on a paper  cedulae as S.Paschalis Bayl./S.Margar.Cort. The reliquary is secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Italian Bishop.

Saint Paschal Baylon (†1592) was a Spanish friar and is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church noted for his strict austerities which he imposed upon himself as well as his love for and compassion towards the ill but best known for his strong and deep devotion to the Eucharist. Pope Paul V beatified him in 1618 while Pope Alexander VIII canonized him later in 1690. He is known as the "Seraph of the Eucharist" and is the patron saint of Eucharistic congresses and Eucharistic associations.

Saint Margaret of Cortona, T.O.S.F., († 1297) was an Italian penitent of the Third Order of St. Francis ("T.O.S.F.") who was canonized in 1728. She is the patron saint of the falsely accused, hoboes, homeless, insane, orphaned, mentally ill, midwives, penitents, single mothers, reformed prostitutes, stepchildren, and tramps.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 92-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 27 x 25 mm
  • Age: ca. 19th century, Italy
  • Price: $425
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