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Documented reliquary with relics of Saint Anthony of Padua

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing second class ex habito (from the robe) relics of Saint Anthony of Padua.  The relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a typographic cedula as S. Anton. Pat. (Santo Antonius de Patavium). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of fr. Giuseppe Bartolomeo Menocchio, O.E.S.A. (), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon and Sacristan of His Holiness Pius VII.  The reliquary is accompanied by the original matching authentics document under a coat of arms of fr. Giuseppe Bartolomeo Menocchio and dated 1804. The document with incerted theca is housed in attractive period frame. The theca is removable allowing for inspection and veneration spearately from the framed document. 

Saint Anthony of Padua († 1231), also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most-quickly canonized saints in church history. He was canonized in 1232 by Pope Gregory IX and was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1946. He is the patron saint of Lisbon, lost items, lost people, lost souls, American Indians; amputees; animals; Brazil; elderly people; faith in the Blessed Sacrament; fishermen; harvests; horses; lower animals; mail; mariners; oppressed people; poor people; Portugal; pregnant women; shipwrecks; starvation; sterility; swineherds; travel hostesses; and travelers. His feast day is celebrated on June 13

Additional Info

  • ID#: 12-RSMB-45
  • Age: ca. 1804
  • Origin: Vatican
  • Price: $2,450
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