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1976 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Ignatius of Laconi, OFM, Patron of Students

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of Saint Ignatius of Laconi, OFM. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Ignat. Lac. (St. Ignatius of Laconi).  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 Capuchin. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1976 by the Postulator General of the Order. 

Saint Ignatius of Laconi (Ignazio da Laconi) (†1781) was a Roman Catholic professed religious and a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. His conquering a serious illness prompted him to consecrate his life to God and therefore entered the religious life though not as an ordained priest. He was better known in Sardinia for his humble demeanor coupled with his concern for those who were poor. He mingled with all people he met and was generous towards those who were ill. But he became known as a wonder-worker and it was claimed that he had performed 121 miracles during his life. Peis' grave soon became a place where miracles reportedly flourished and this was one dimension towards the opening of his cause for canonization. He was beatified in 1940 and was canonized later in 1951. His feast day is celebrated on 11 May and he is considered a holy patron of beggars and students.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 290-RSGS
  • Size: 32 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1976
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk
  • Price: $675

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