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1895 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Francis Xavier S.J. invoked agains pandemics

Small round silver reliquary theca housing the second-class-class ex pileolo (of the cap) relic of Saint Francis Xavier S.J. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin  on a typeset cedula label as S. Franc. Xav..  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Torquato Armellini, the Postulator General for Beatifications and Canonizations of the Jesuit Order. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1895 by Fr. Armellini. 

Saint Francis Xavier, S.J., († 1552), was a Navarrese Basque Roman Catholic missionary, born in Xavier, Kingdom of Navarre (now part of Spain), and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). He was a companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits who took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris in 1534. He is a patron of African missions; Agartala, India; Ahmedabad, India; Alexandria, Louisiana; Apostleship of Prayer; Australia; Bombay, India; Borneo; Cape Town, South Africa; China; Dinajpur, Bangladesh; East Indies; Fathers of the Precious Blood; foreign missions; Freising, Germany; Goa, India; Green Bay, Wisconsin; India; Indianapolis, Indiana; Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan; Joiliet, Illinois; Kabankalan, Philippines; Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines; Alegria, Cebu, Philippines; diocese of Malindi, Kenya; missionaries; Missioners of the Precious Blood; Navarre, Spain; navigators; New Zealand; parish missions; plague epidemics; Propagation of the Faith; Zagreb, Croatia; Indonesia; Malacca; Malaysia, and Mongolia.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 09-RSINR-4
  • Size: 4/5 inches (22 mm) in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1895
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: silver. crystal, glass, silk
  • Price: $1,950
  • Silver

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