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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Francis Solanus, Patron Saint of South America

Oval glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Francis Solanus. The relics are affixed to a red silk background, surrounded by gilt paperoles and twisted silver wire ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula label as S. Franc. SolaniOn the back, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of a Roman Catholic Bishop.

Saint Francis Solanus O.F.M., (Francisco Solano y Jiménez) (†1610) was a Spanish Franciscan friar and missionary in South America, honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He was beatified by Pope Clement X in 1675, and canonized by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726. He is a Patron Saint of Argentina; Bolivia; Chile; Paraguay; Peru; and also against earthquakes. His feast day is commemorated on 14 July.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 89-RSABR-25
  • Size: 28 x 24 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Price: SOLD!