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Documented theca with relics of St. Paulinus of Lucca & other saints: St. Jane Frances de Chantal, of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis of Paola, & St. Margaret of Cortona

Oval glass-fronted silver theca housing relics of nine saints: ex ossibus (of the bone) of Saint Paulinus Protobishop of Lucca and Martyr, ex carne (of the flesh) of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, ex indusio (of the coverings) of Saint Vincent de Paul, ex veste (of the clothes) of Saint Francis of Paola, and ex veste (of the clothes) of Saint Margaret of Cortona. The relics are affixed to a background decorated with crochet flower ornamentation and titled on cedula labels. On the back, the theca is secured with a red wax seal with a coat of arms of fr. Filippo Sardi (†), Archbishop of Lucca (1789-1826). The relic comes with a matching authentics document prepared and signed by fr. Sardi and dated 1800.

Saint Paulinus​, Bishop​ of Lucca (†67) was an early Christian Martyr believed to have been converted and sent by St. Peter the Apostle, whom he met at Antioch, to Lucca​ to become the first Bishop of that city. He is venerated by both Catholic and Orthodox churches and his feast day is commemorated on July 12. ​

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal († 1641) was a French Roman Catholic Saint, who founded a religious order Congregation of the Visitation of Holy Mary (Visitandines). She was beatified on 21 November 1751 by Pope Benedict XIV, and canonized on 16 July 1767 by Pope Clement XIII. She is a patron of forgotten people; in-law problems; loss of parents; parents separated from children; and widows.

Saint Vincent de Paul († 1660) was a French Roman Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He is a Holy Patron of charities; horses; hospitals; leprosy; lost articles; Madagascar; prisoners; Richmond, Virginia; spiritual help; Saint Vincent de Paul Societies; Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory; Vincentian Service Corps; and volunteers.

Saint Francis of Paola, O.M. (Francesco di Paola)(†1507) was an Italian mendicant friar and the founder of the Roman Catholic Order of Minims. The two major movements in this order were humility and non-violence. The word "Minim" refers to living as the smallest or least, or embracing humility, simplicity, and plainness. The call to non-violence and absence of cruelty was expressed through veganism and not doing harm to any creature. He is a patron saint of vegetarians, boatmen, mariners, and naval officers

Saint Margaret of Cortona, T.O.S.F., (†1297) was an Italian penitent of the Third Order of St. Francis who was canonized in 1728. She is the patron saint of the falsely accused, hoboes, homeless, insane, orphaned, mentally ill, midwives, penitents, single mothers, reformed prostitutes, stepchildren, and tramps.

 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 47-RSABR-75
  • Size: 55 x 47 mm
  • Age: ca. 1800, Italy
  • Materials: Silver
  • Price: $975
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