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Theca with relics of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop of Milan and Saint Victor of Milan, Martyr

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing second class relic of Saint Charles Borromeo and first class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic Saint Victor of Milan. The relics are affixed on a background of red silkand identified on a paper typographic cedulae as S.Caroli Borr./S.Victorii M. The reliquary is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Italian Bishop.

Saint Charles Borromeo (Italian: Caroli Borromeo, †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 Victor of Milan (†303) - was a Martyr Saint who served in the armies of Maximian, and by his order was tortured on the rack, and at length beheaded at Milan. His tomb famed for miracles and his feast day is commemorated on May 8th.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 103-DDCR125-75
  • Size: 27 x 24 mm
  • Age: ca. 19th century, Italy
  • Materials: silvered brass
  • Price: $425

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