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1974 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Joseph (Giuseppe) of Leonessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Round glass-fronted white-metal reliquary theca housing the second-class ex indumentis  (of the clothing) relic of St. Joseph of Leonessa. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Joseph Leon. (St. Joseph of Leonessa) 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 Postulator General of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by the Order in 1974. 

Saint Joseph of Leonessa, O.F.M. Cap., (Italian: Giuseppe da Leonessa) (†1612) is a saint of the Catholic Church and a Capuchin monk who preached to the poor and reconciled feuding families as well as warring cities which had been at odds for years. He was canonized by Pope Benedict XIV in 1746. His feast day is celebrated on February 4, within the Franciscan Order.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 308-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1974
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price: $675

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