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1983 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza, O.F.M.Conv.

Round whiite-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza, O.F.M.ConvThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as Ex ossibus / B. Bonaventurae a Pot. (Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza).  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 Conventual (the "Franciscans"). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1983 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza was born of poor but virtuous parents in Potenza in the kingdom of Naples. At the age of 15, Bonaventure received the Franciscan habit among the Conventuals.​ and became a ​​home missioner in southern Italy. Noted novice master, and known for the theological depth of his preaching​, he w​orked fearlessly with plague victims. A miracle worker, he had the gifts of healing, and of levitation, and saw the soul of his sister ascend into heaven.​ ​He was proclaimed blessed by Pope Pius VI in 1775 and his feast day is commemorated on October 26.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 462-RSGSR
  • Size: 36 mm (1 1/2 inches) across
  • Age: ca. 1983
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk
  • Price: $675
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