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Theca with first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Felicity of Rome

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing ex ossibus relic of Saint Felicity of Rome. The relic is identified on a paper cedula as S. Felicitatis M. and secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862).

Saint Felicity of Rome († c. 165), is a saint numbered among the Christian martyrs. Apart from her name, the only thing known for certain about this martyr is that she was buried in the Cemetery of Maximus, on the Via Salaria on a 23 November. However, a legend presents her as the mother of the seven martyrs whose feast is celebrated on 10 July. She is a holy patron of of parents who have lost a child in death; martyrs; sterility; to have male children; and widows.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 55-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 35 mm x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 1850's, Italy
  • Price: $550
  • Silver
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