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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Seraphin of Montegranaro

Round silver glass-fronted reliquary theca dating to 1920's housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Seraphin of Montegranaro. The relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a typographic cedula as S. Serafini C. (Saint Seraphin, Confessor). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected with a seal of red wax with a hardly visible imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin sealed by Fr. Anthony M. Santarelli, Postulator General of the Order in 1920's responsible for a cause for beatification and canonization through the judicial processes required by the Roman Catholic Church. 

Seraphin of Montegranaro, O.F.M. Cap. (Italian: Serafino da Montegranaro) († 1604), was an Italian Capuchin friar who is honored as a Saint by the Catholic Church. He was canonized by Pope Clement XIII on 16 July 1767. In the papal bull of canonization, the illiterate and physically clumsy Capuchin was acclaimed as a person who "knew how to read and understand the great book of life which is our Savior, Jesus Christ. For that reason, he deserves to be listed among Christ's principal disciples." Sera​phin's feast day is celebrated on 12 October. His tomb is in the Capuchin friary at Ascoli Piceno. A church at San Lorenzo Nuovo is dedicated to him.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 01-RSABR-2
  • Size: 30 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1920's
  • Materials: silver
  • Price: $375
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