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Theca with first-class relics of Saint Anthony of Padua

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing significant first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relic of Saint Anthony of Padua.  The relic is affixed to a red silk background and identified on a typographic cedula as S. Anton. Pad. (Santo Antonius de Padua). On the back the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic bishop. 

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#: 13-RSMB-3
  • Size: 33 x 28 mm
  • Age: ca. 1800, Italy
  • Materials: Tin
  • Price: SOLD!

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