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Multi-reliquary theca with relics of 4 Saints: Saint Angela Merici, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Saint Agnes of Rome, and St. Vincent de Paul

19th century Italian oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of four Saints: Saint Angela Merici, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Saint Agnes of Rome, and St. Vincent de Paul. The relics are identified on a paper cedulae as S.Angela Merici /S.Alois.Gonz/S.Agnetis V./S.Vincentii a P. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal of a Catholic Bishop on the back. 

Saint Angela Merici, († 1540) was an Italian religious educator who founded the Company of St. Ursula in 1535, in which women dedicated their lives to the service of the Church through the education of girls. From this organization later sprang the monastic Order of Ursulines, whose nuns established places of prayer and learning throughout Europe and, later, worldwide, most notably in North America.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J. (Italian: Luigi Gonzaga; †1591) was an Italian aristocrat who became a member of the Society of Jesus. While still a student at the Roman College, he died as a result of caring for the victims of an epidemic. He was beatified in 1605, and canonized in 1726. He is a patron of Young students, Christian youth, Jesuit scholastics, the blind, AIDS patients, AIDS care-givers

Saint Agnes of Rome († c. 304) is a virgin–martyr, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, and Lutheranism. She is one of seven women, who along with the Blessed Virgin, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. She is the patron saint of chastity, gardeners, girls, engaged couples, rape survivors, virgins, and the Children of Mary.

St. Vincent de Paul († 1660) was a French Roman Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. Patron - charities; horses; hospitals; leprosy; lost articles; Madagascar; prisoners; Richmond, Virginia; spiritual help; Saint Vincent de Paul Societies; Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory; Vincentian Service Corps; volunteers

Additional Info

  • ID#: 81-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 32 mm x 25 mm
  • Age: ca.
  • Price: $750
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