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Reliquary theca with relic of St Agnese of Rome, Martyr

Oval silvered brass glass-fronted theca decorated with floral ornamentation and housing first-class ex ossibus relic of Saint Agnese of Rome Virgin and Martyr, one of seven women, who along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. The relic is surrounded by painted flowers and identified as S.Agnetis V.M. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal of a Carmelite Abbess on the back.

Saint Agnese of Rome († c. 304) is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, and Lutheranism. She is a holy patron of betrothed couples; chastity; Children of Mary; gardeners; Girl Guides; girls; rape survivors; virgins; the diocese of Rockville Centre, New York; and the city of Fresno. Her feast day is commemorated on the 21st of January.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 05-DDCR-13
  • Size: 47 x 40 mm
  • Age: ca. late 19th century
  • Price: SOLD!
  • Orthodox Cross