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1954 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church & patron of Academics

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1954 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church & patron of Academics

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Saint Thomas AquinasThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Thom. Aq. C. D. (St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church).  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 Cardinal Clemente Micara (†1965), Vicar General of Rome (1951-1963) and Pro-Prefect of the Congregation of Sacred Rites responsible for Canonization of Saints (1953-1963). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1954 by Monsignor Clemente Micara 

Saint Thomas Aquinas, OP (†1274) is a Catholic saint and Doctor of the Church who was an Italian Dominican friar and Roman Catholic priest, and an immensely influential philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the "Doctor Angelicus" and "Doctor Communis". He is a patron of Academics; against storms; against lightning; apologists; Aquino, Italy; Belcastro, Italy; book sellers; Catholic academies, schools, and universities; chastity; Falena, Italy; learning; pencil makers; philosophers; publishers; scholars; students; University of Sto. Tomas; Sto. Tomas, Batangas; and theologians.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 1-RSFD10-1
  • Size: 33 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1954
  • Origin: Vatican
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price: SOLD!
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