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Reliquary theca with relic of St Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of students

Italian oval crystal-fronted silver reliquary theca housing relic of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The relic is surrounded by a paperole ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula as Ex Thor. S. Aloys. Gonz. The reliquary is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of a Catholic bishop.

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

Additional Info

  • ID#: 47-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 35 mm x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Price: $700
  • Silver
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