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1990 Documented theca with relics of 3 Martyrs: St. Francis Xavier Mau (Vietnam), St. Agatha & St. Lucia

Round glass-fronted yellow-metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of 3 Christian Martyrs: St. Francis Xavier Mau, St. Agatha of Sicily  & St. Lucia of Syracuse. The relics are affixed to a ground of red silk surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified on a typeset cedulae labels as S. Franc. X Mau / S. Agatha V.M. / S. Luciae V.M. (St. Francis Xavier Mau / St. Agatha, Virgin & Martyr  / St. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr ).  On the back, under the 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 Preachers, also known as the Dominicans. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1990 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of beatification and canonization. 

St. Francis Xavier Ha Trong Mau M.T.O.P. (†1839) was a native catechist venerated as a Martyr of Vietnam who was strangled along with his four companions for refusing to trample on the Cross. They suffered imprisonment and torture, and all eventually were strangled to death by order of Emperor Minh Mang on December 19th, 1839. They were beatified in 1900 by Pope Leo XIII and canonized in 1988 by Pope John Paul II. Their Feast day is celebrated on December 19th.

Saint Agatha of Sicily (†251) is venerated as a saint and martyr in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Oriental Orthodox Churches. She is a holy patron of bellfounders; breast cancer; bakers; Catania, Sicily; protection from natural disasters; fire; earthquakes; volcanic eruptions; jewelers; nurses; rape victims; single laywomen; sterility; torture victims; nurses; wet nurses; as well as Sicily; San Marino; and Zamarramala, Spain. Her feast day is commemorated on February 5th.

St. Lucia of Syracuse (†304), also known as Saint Lucy, or Saint Lucia (Italian: Santa Lucia), was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution who is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of eight women, who, along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. She is a patron of the blind; martyrs; Perugia, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; epidemics; salesmen, Syracuse, Italy, throat infections, and writers.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 265-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1990
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: SOLD!

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