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Documented theca with relics of 5 venerated nuns: Bl Mattia de Nazzarei, Bl Angelina of Marsciano, St Angela of Foligno, St Maria Crescentia Höss & St Francis of Paola

Oval glass-fronted theca housing relics of five venerated nuns: the Blessed Mattia de Nazzarei, the Blessed Angelina of Marsciano, ​Saint ​Angela of Foligno, Saint ​Maria Crescentia Höss, and Saint Francis of Paola. The relics are affixed to a background of red silk and titled on typographic cedula labels. On the back, the theca is secured with a red wax seal with a coat of arms of Fr. Antonio Santarelli, the Postulator General of the Franciscan Order responsible for causes of beatification and canonization. The theca is accompanied by the authentics document prepared and siged by fr. Santarelli and dated 1927. 

The Blessed Mattia de Nazarene (†1319) was an Italian Roman Catholic nun of the Poor Clares who gained a reputation for holiness and was regarded as a saint. The cause of canonization culminated with her beatification in 1765 after Pope Clement XIII confirmed her cult.

The Blessed Angelina of Marsciano, T.O.R., (†1435) was an Italian Religious Sister and a beata of the Roman Catholic Church who founded a congregation of Religious Sisters of the Franciscan Third Order Regular, known today as the Franciscan Sisters of Blessed Angelina. She is generally credited with the founding of the Third Order Regular for women, as her religious congregation marked the establishment of the first Franciscan community of women living under the Rule of the Third Order Regular authorized by Pope Nicholas V.

​Saint ​Angela of Foligno, T.O.S.F., (†1309) was an Italian Franciscan tertiary who became known as a mystic from her extensive writings about her mystical revelations. Due to the respect they engendered in the Catholic Church, she is known as "Mistress of Theologians". Pope Clement XI approved the veneration paid to her over the centuries in his beatification of her ​in 1701 and Pope Francis extended the veneration to all the Church ​in 2013, declaring her a saint.
​Saint ​Maria Crescentia Höss (Höß), T.O.R., (†1744) was a contemplative nun of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. In 1900, she was beatified by Pope Leo XIII and was canonized in 2001 by Pope John Paul II.
Saint Camilla Battista da Varano, O.S.C., (9 April 1458 – 31 May 1524) was an Italian princess and a Poor Clare nun and abbess from Camerino, Italy. She was beatified by Pope Gregory XVI in 1843, following recognition of her long-standing public cult​ and canonized o​n 17 October 2010 ​by ​Pope Benedict XVI.


Additional Info

  • ID#: 46-RSABR-75
  • Size: 50 x 47 mm
  • Age: ca. 1927
  • Origin: Italy
  • Price: SOLD!

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