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Reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Florentino Asensio Barroso, Martyr & Patron of Persecuted Christians

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing a first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the the Blessed Florentino Asensio Barroso. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as Ex ossibus Florentini Asensio Ep. Mart. (of the bone of the Blessed Florentino Asensio, Bishop & Martyr).  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 a Roman Catholic missionary religious congregation of the Postulator General of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Blessed Florentino Asensio Barroso (†1936) was a Spanish Roman Catholic who served as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Barbastro. He served as a chaplain of both the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Servants of Jesus as a priest. He was elevated into the episcopate in 1935 and was killed in 1936 during the onslaught of the Spanish Civil War. He was beatified in 1997 after it was determined that he was indeed killed in hatred of the faith. He is a Patron Saint of the Persecuted Christians and His Feast Day is celebrated on August 9.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 532-RSGSR
  • Size: 32 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1997
  • Origin: Brussels, Belgium
  • Materials: Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: $550
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