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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, Patron of Bachelors

Oval glass-fronted brass theca housing the first-class relic of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre. The relic is affixed to a blue background surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedulae labels as Ben. Joseph Lab..  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of an unidentified Roman Catholic Bishop.

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, T.O.S.F., (French: Benoît-Joseph Labre) (†1783) was a French mendicant, Franciscan tertiary, and Catholic saint known as the "saint of the Forty Hours" (or Quarant' Ore) for his dedication to Eucharistic adoration. A cult grew up around him very soon after his death, and he was declared Blessed by Blessed Pius IX in 1860, and later canonized by Pope Leo XIII in 1881. Benedict is the patron saint of unmarried men (bachelors), rejects, mental illness, mentally ill people, insanity, beggars, hobos, the homeless. His feast day is observed on April 16.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 09-RSCR40-11
  • Size: 26 x 21 mm
  • Age: ca. 19th century
  • Origin: Italy
  • Materials: brass, glass
  • Price: SOLD!

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