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Reliquary theca with relic of Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, O.F.M.

Small silver reliquary theca housing first-class Ex Praecordi (of the stomach) relic of Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, O.F.MThe relic is affixed to a red silk background decorated by silver cord ornamentation and identified on a typographic cedula label as Ex Praecord. / S. Leonardi. a P. M. On the back, under a protective cap with an image of the Virgin Mary, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of the Capuchin Franciscan Order.

Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, O.F.M., (Italian: San Leonardo da Porto Maurizio) († 1751) was an Italian Franciscan preacher and ascetic writer called "the great missionary of the 18th century". Pope Pius VI pronounced his beatification on 19 June 1796, and Pope Pius IX his canonization on 29 June 1867. St. Leonard's Church in Boston, founded in 1873, is the first Roman Catholic Church in New England built by Italian immigrants. His Feast is celebrated on November 27.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 10-RSMR-5
  • Size: 32 x 27 mm
  • Age: ca. late 19th century
  • Origin: Italy
  • Price: SOLD!

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