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1991 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Giovanni (John) of Triora, Martyr of China

Round glass-fronted yellow-metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of a bone) pre-canonization relic of Saint Giovanni of TrioraThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Joannis a Triora M.  (Giovanni of Triora, 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 Friars Minor. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1991 by the Postulator General of the Order.

Saint Giovanni (John) of Triora (†1816) is one of the Martyr Saints of China. He joined the Franciscan Friars at age 17 and later became a priest. He became a missionary to China in 1799. After working in China with great success for 18 years, he was arrested, imprisoned, and strangled in 1816. He was Beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1900 and Canonized in 2000 by Pope John Paul II.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 552-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1991
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price: $825
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