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Reliquary theca with relics of St. Peter of Alcantara, St. Paschal Baylon, and St. Vincent Ferrer

Oval brass reliquary theca housing relics of Saint Peter of Alcantara, Saint Paschal Baylon, and Saint Vincent FerrerThe relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a manuscript cedula labels. On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of an undentified Catholic Bishop.

Saint Peter of Alcantara, O.F.M. (Spanish: San Pedro de Alcántara) († 1562), was a Spanish Franciscan friar noted as a man of remarkable austerity and poverty who travelled throughout Spain preaching the Gospel to the poor. He wrote a Treatise on Prayer and Meditation, which was considered a masterpiece by St. Teresa, St. Francis de Sales, and Louis of Granada. While in prayer and contemplation, he was often seen in ecstasies and levitation. In his deathbed, he was offered a glass of water which he refused, saying that "Even my Lord Jesus Christ thirsted on the Cross...". He was beatified in Rome by Pope Gregory XV on April 18, 1622, and canonized by Pope Clement IX on April 28, 1669. He is a Patron Saint of Brazil, Eucharistic adoration, and Estremadura.

Saint Paschal Baylon (†1592) was a Spanish friar and is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church noted for his strict austerities which he imposed upon himself as well as his love for and compassion towards the ill but best known for his strong and deep devotion to the Eucharist. Pope Paul V beatified him in 1618 while Pope Alexander VIII canonized him later in 1690. He is known as the "Seraph of the Eucharist" and is the patron saint of Eucharistic congresses and Eucharistic associations.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P., (†1419) was a Valencian Dominican friar, who gained acclaim as a missionary and a logician who was canonized by Pope Calixtus III in 1455. His feast day is celebrated on 5 April. He is a holy patron of builders, construction workers, plumbers, fishermen, and orphanages.

 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 07-RSMR-5
  • Size: 34 x 27 mm
  • Age: ca. 19th century
  • Origin: Italy
  • Price: $595
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