Altar Silver Reliquary Relic (Blood) of Saint Francis de Geronimo XIX Cent.

Altar Silver Reliquary Relic (Blood) of Saint Francis de Geronimo XIX Cent.

Description:

A unique Belgium altar reliquary in hallmarked silver from the early XIX Century in the shape of a monstrance containing the first-class relic (Blood) of:

Saint Francis de Geronimo – Jesuit Priest (Ex Linteo Sanguine Inticto B. Francisci de Hieronymo) Death 1716

The reliquary at the center is detachable and, in the back, we find an Archbishop Wax Seal holding the threads together ensuring the authenticity of the relic.

 

Measurements

17cms  x  9cms

Silver: (110 Grams)

 

History of the Saint

Francesco de Geronimo, also Francis Jerome (17 December 1642 - 11 May 1716) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and a professed member of the Jesuits. He was an energetic pastor who dedicated himself to missions across Naples either in large locations or in rural areas where he was known for succinct and concise preaching that resonated with all people regardless of their social status. But from his love for the missions came a desire to be in the Far East for missions; he was pained when he was not allowed to join the Jesuit mission in Japan or India but continued to dedicate himself to preaching and teaching students. He is known to have written the "Diu vi Salvi Regina" which later was adopted as the national anthem of an independent Corsica in 1735.

Condition
Good condition, beautiful patina, some parts of the sun rays are missing, reliquary glass shows signs of craquelure but allows to see inside. 

Provenance
Belgium private collection

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    $750.00Price