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1994 Vatican Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Rosalia of Palermo & St. Genevieve

Round glass-fronted yellow-metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bones) relics of St. Rosalia of Palermo & St. Genevieve. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedulae labels as S. Genovefae V. / S. Rosaliae Virg. (St. Genevieve Virgin / St. Rosalia Virgin).  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 Monsignor Ugo Poletti (†1997), an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Vicar General of Rome (1973–1991). The relic is accompanied by the original  authentics document issued in 1994 by Msgr. Camillo Ruini Vicar General of Rome (1991–2001). 

Saint Rosalia of Palermo (†1166), also called La Santuzza or "The Little Saint," and in Sicilian as "Rusulia", is the patron saint of Palermo in Italy, Camargo, Chihuahua, and three towns in Venezuela: El Hatillo, Zuata, and El Playon. She is especially important internationally as a saint invoked in times of plague. From 2020 onwards, she has been invoked by some citizens of Palermo to protect the city from COVID-19.

Saint Genevieve (French: Sainte Geneviève) (†502/512 AD) is the patroness saint of Paris in the Catholic and Orthodox traditions. In 451 Genevieve led a "prayer marathon" that was said to have saved Paris by diverting Attila's Huns away from the city. When the Germanic king Childeric I besieged the city in 464, Genevieve acted as an intermediary between the city and its besiegers, collecting food and convincing Childeric to release his prisoners. Her following and her status as patron saint of Paris were promoted by Clotilde, who commissioned the writing of her vita. This was most likely written in Tours, where Clotilde retired after her husband's death, as evidenced by the importance of Martin of Tours as a saintly model. Her feast is celebrated on 3 January.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 67-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1994
  • Origin: Vatican
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: $975
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