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Documented reliquary with relics of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi OFM

Round glass-fronted silver reliquary theca dating to 1920's housing first class ex habite (from the robe) relics of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi. The relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a typographic cedula as S. Laur. Brund. C. (Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Confessor). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected by 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. The reliquary is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Anthony M. Santarelli and dated 1927.

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, O.F.M. Cap. (†1619) was a Roman Catholic priest, a theologian, and a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. He was beatified in 1783 by Pope Pius VI, canonized in 1881 by Pope Leo XIII, and declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John XXIII in 1959. His feast day is celebrated on July 21.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 39-RSABR-5
  • Size: 30 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1927, Italy
  • Materials: silver
  • Price: $595
  • Silver
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