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1991 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Andrew Avellino

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Andrew AvellinoThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Andr. Avel. C. (Saint Andrew Avellino, Confessor).  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 Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1991 by the Postulator General of the Order

Saint Andrew Avellino († 1608) was an Italian Theatine priest who led a life busy in preaching, hearing confessions, visiting the sick, and writing. Born at Castronuovo, a small town in the province of Potenza Basilicata, his baptismal name was Lancelotto, which out of love for the cross he changed into Andrew when he entered the Order of Theatines. He was so successful in converting sinners and heretics by his prudence in the direction of souls and by his eloquent preaching that numerous disciples thronged around him, eager to be under his spiritual guidance. He is a patron of Naples, Sicily, and invoked against sudden death.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 363-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm (1 1/3 inches) across
  • Age: ca. 1991
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: Metal, glass, silk
  • Price: $875

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