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Documented theca with relics of St Juliana Falconieri, O.S.M., foundress of the Religious Sisters of the Third Order of Servites

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing second-class ex velaminibus albo et nigro (of the white and black veils) relics of St Juliana Falconieri, O.S.M. The relics are affixed to the silk background and identified on a manuscript cedulae as Ex Velam-bus / S. Jul-e Falcon-e. On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Joseph Felix Leonetti († 1764), Prior of the province of Tuscany for the Order of Servites. It is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Leonetti in 1800. 

Juliana Falconieri, O.S.M., (†1341) was the Italian foundress of the Religious Sisters of the Third Order of Servites (or the Servite Tertiaries). The Servite Order was approved by Pope Martin V in 1420. Pope Benedict XIII recognized the devotion long paid to her and granted the Servites permission to celebrate the feast of the Blessed Juliana. Pope Clement XII canonized her in 1737, and extended the celebration of her feast day (June 19) to the entire Church.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 178-RSCR-25
  • Size: 40 x 34 mm
  • Age: ca. 1800
  • Origin: Tuscany, Italy
  • Materials: Silver
  • Price: $2,250
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