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Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Philip Neri & St. Catherine of Siena

Oval double-glass silver reliquary theca housing first class ex praecordi  relic of Saint Philip Neri and ex ossibus relic of Saint Catherine of SIena The relics are affixed to a faded red silk background decorated by gilt paper starburst and silver cord ornamentation and identified on a fancy bi-color manuscript cedulae. On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Tiberio Borghese (†1792), Archbishop of Siena (1772-1792). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued and hand signed by Fr. Borghese in 1789.

Saint Philip Romolo Neri, (Italian: Filippo Romolo Neri; † 1595), known as the Apostle of Rome, was an Italian priest noted for founding a society of secular clergy called the Congregation of the Oratory of Filippo Neri. Patron of Rome, Mandaluyong, US Special Forces, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, laughter, humor, and joy.

Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D. (+1380), a tertiary of the Dominican Order and a Scholastic theologian. She, together with St. Francis of Assisi, was named one of the two patron saints of Italy. In 1970, she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI, and in 1999, Pope John Paul II named her as one of the six patron saints of Europe. Saint Catherine protects against fire, bodily ills, illness, miscarriages, people ridiculed for their piety, sexual temptation, sick people, sickness, nurses and is a patron of Italy and Europe.

 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 153-RSCR-25
  • Size: 28 x 25 mm
  • Age: ca. 1789
  • Origin: Siena, Italy
  • Materials: silver, glass
  • Price: $2,250
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