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Reliquary First Class Relic St Luigi Guanella + Wax Seal

Reliquary First Class Relic St Luigi Guanella + Wax Seal

XXI Century reliquary with its original episcopal Wax Seal, containing a First-Class Holy Relic (Ex Ossibus, from the bone) of:

Saint Luigi Guanella – Saintly Priest


Reliquary description

Reliquary from the XXI Century, safely kept under a glass we can see the relics resting on top of a red silk background.

At the back of the reliquary, we find an Episcopalian wax seal holding the intact red silk threads and sealing the relics inside and ensuring its authenticity.

Rare example of a modern Saint Relic, harder to come by.


History of Saint Luigi Guanella

Luigi Guanella (19 December 1842 – 24 October 1915) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest. He was ordained a priest on May 26, 1866 in Como, and was assigned to a small parish in Savogno. Luigi is the founder of several religious institutes: the Daughters of Saint Mary of Providence (1890) and the Servants of Charity (24 March 1908) alongside his friends David Albertario and Giuseppe Toniolo. Guanella also founded the Pious Union of Saint Joseph (1914) with his supporter and first member Pope Pius X. These religious communities focused on the relief of the poor throughout the world. The Servants of Charity motto reads "In Omnibus Charitas" ("In all things Love"), which became the cornerstone for Guanella's own life.

His older sister was the Servant of God Caterina Guanella (25 March 1841 - 13 June 1891).

Guanella received beatification on 25 October 1964 from Pope Paul VI and was canonized as saint of the Roman Catholic Church on 23 October 2011 in a celebration that Pope Benedict XVI celebrated in Saint Peter's Square.


Great condition. No damage or missing parts. The silk threads and wax seal are intact and in their place. Beautiful patina.

Italian private collection


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Please note that we only sell the containers of our relics, the Holy Relics are given free in accordance with canon law.

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