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Theca with a first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Stanislaw Kostka

Oval glass-fronted silvered metal reliquary theca housing ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Stanislaw Kostka. The theca is decorated with a twisted wire oranmentation and the relic is identified on a paper cedula as S. Stanisl. Kost. The theca is secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862). 

Saint Stanislaw Kostka S.J. (†1568) was a Polish novice of the Society of Jesus. The Holy See ratified his beatification in 1605; he was canonized in 1726. St. Stanislaus is a popular saint of Poland and many religious institutions have chosen him as the protector of their novitiates. He is invoked for palpitations of the heart and for dangerous cases of illness. Patron of Jesuit novices, students, Poland, Broken Bones.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 53-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 35 mm x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 1850's, Italy
  • Price: $900
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