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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Camillus de Lellis, founder of the Camillians

Round glass-fronted reliquary theca dating to 1920's housing first-class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Camillus de Lellis. The relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a typographic cedula as S. Cam. de LeOn 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 the Camillians Order.

Saint Camillus de Lellis, M.I., († 1614) was an Italian priest who founded a religious Order dedicated to the care of the sick - Order of Clerks Regular, Ministers of the Infirm (abbreviated as M.I.), better known as the Camillians. Camillus was beatified by Pope Benedict XIV in 1742, and canonized by him four years later in 1746. Saint Camillus is the patron saint of the sick, hospitals, nurses and physicians. His assistance is also invoked against gambling. His feast day is celebrated on July 14th.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 83-RSABR-2
  • Size: 28 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1920's
  • Price: $475

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