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1992 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Angela de Merici, Patron of sickness & loss of parents

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Angela de Merici . The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Angelae Mer. V. (St. Angela de Merici, Virgin ).  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 the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) . The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1992 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

Saint Angela de Merici (†1540) was an Italian religious educator, who is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church. She founded the Company of St. Ursula in 1535 in Brescia, in which women dedicated their lives to the service of the Church through the education of girls. From this organization later sprang the monastic Order of Ursulines, whose nuns established places of prayer and learning throughout Europe and, later, worldwide, most notably in North America. She is a holy patron of sickness, handicapped people, loss of parents. Her feast day is commemorated on January 27.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 116-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age: ca. 1992
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: metal, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: $725
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