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Theca with first-class relics of St Gaspar del Bufalo, founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood

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Theca with first-class relics of St Gaspar del Bufalo, founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood

Oval glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus (from the bone) pre-cannonization  relics of St Gaspar del Bufalo. The relics are affixed to a red silk background, surrounded by silver wire and identified on a paper cedula label as Ex Ossibus S. Gasp. d. Buf. (from the bone of the Blessed Gaspar del Bufalo). On the back, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of the Postulator General of the Order of Missionaries of the Precious Blood responsible for the canonization process.

Saint Gaspar del Bufalo (†1837), also known as Gaspare del Bufalo, was a Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He worked tirelessly to re-evangelize central Italy, especially the Papal States. He was well known for his eloquence in preaching, his devotion to the poor (especially the Santa Galla Hospice in Rome), and his work with the brigands of southern Lazio. He was beatified by St. Pius X in 1904, and canonized by Pope Pius XII on June 12, 1954. His feast day, as indicated in the Roman Martyrology, is on the day of his death, December 28, but has not been included in the General Roman Calendar. Currently Saint Gaspar del Bufalo's feast day is celebrated on October 21.

 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 97-RSABR-25
  • Size: 27 x 23 mm
  • Age: ca. 1900s
  • Origin: Italy
  • Materials: brass
  • Price: $575
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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