RARE PECTORAL CROSS RELIQUARY, TRUE CROSS!!!I am pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, beautifully engraved, heavy silver, pectoral cross reliquary (2" wide and 3" tall) containing 5 precious relics: wood from the True Cross (in the central theca), from the place of the Cross, from the Holy Crib, from Mount Calvary and from the Mount of Olives. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Rare find.
RARE NUN'S PECTORAL CROSS RELIQUARY, TRUE CROSS!!!I am pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, heavy gilded pectoral Nun's cross reliquary (1 1/2" wide and 2" tall) containing a very substantial Authentic True Cross relic. Rare find. Comes straight from a French monastery. I've been told that it once was the personal cross of Mother Superior.
VERY RARE 18TH C. RELIQUARY, MINIATURE PAINTINGS!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this absolute beautiful, early 18th century, double sided reliquary (1 1/2" by 2") containing 8 rare relics and 8 beautiful miniature portraits. The center part contains a substantial ex ossibus relic of St. Pontianus Pope and the other ex ossibus relics are: St. Justin, St. Anacleti, St. Silverius, St. Hyacinth, St. Ciriaci and St. Eustachius. The backing holds beautiful miniature paintings depicting each Saint described and the Holy Face. Very rare find. Such early 18th century (1710-1730) reliquaries are hard to find especialy with miniature paintings. Looks much better in person as it was difficult to picture with the many reflections in the convex glasses.
Pope Saint Pontian: Son of Calpurnius. Chosen 18th pope in 230. Ended the schism of Hippolytus and reconciled the schismatics with the Church. Exiled with Saint Hippolytus by emperor Maximinus Thrax to Sardinia and sentenced to work in the mines, he abdicated the papacy on 28 September 235 so a new man could lead the Church.
RARE ST. VINCENT OF LERINS RELIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique reliquary (2" by 3") containing a very rare and substantial ex ossibus relic of St. Vincent of Lerins. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
Monk and writer. Born to a noble family of Gaul (modern France), he was probably the brother of St. Lupus of Troyes. Vincent initially served as a soldier but gave it up to become a monk on the island of Lerins off the southern French coast near Cannes. He was ordained there and in about 434 authored his famous work the Commonitorium. Written under the pseudonym Peregrinus the Commonitorium offered a guide to orthodox teaching and included his famous maxim, the Vincentian Canon, by which he hoped to be able to differentiate between true and false tradition: quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus credituni est ("what has been believed everywhere, always, and by all"). He believed that the ultimate source of Christian truth was Holy Scripture and that the authority of the Church was to be invoked to guarantee the correct interpretation of Scripture. A proponent of Semi-Pelagianism, he op-posed the Augustinian model of Grace and was probably the recipient of Prosper of Aquitaine's Responsiones ad Capitula Objectionum Vincentianarum.
RARE FOREIGN MISSION MARTYRS!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, silver reliquary (1 3/4") containing 5 rare relics: St. Borie, St. Cornay, St. Gagelin, St. Thien and St. Somi. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
ONE THECA WITH 6 RARE RELICSI am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, silver reliquary (1 3/4") containing 6 rare relics: St. Philomena, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. de la Colombiere, St. M. de Pazzi, St. Barat and St. Jeanne de Lestonac. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
BEAUTIFUL THECA WITH 8 RARE RELICS!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, heavy brass, antique reliquary (3" by 4") containing 8 precious ex ossibus relics: St. Gregory Pope, St. Alexius, St. Augustine of Hippo, St. Basil Missionary bishop to the Crimea and southern Russia in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries. Martyr, St. Clotilde Queen, St. Catherine, St. Helena Queen and St. Louis King. Identified wax seal of Monsignore Patrizi in place but threads broken probably due to age worn.
THECA DEDICATED TO HOLY MARTYRS!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, 18th century, reliquary (2 1/2" by 3") containing an Agnus Dei relic and 6 rare ex ossibus relics from Holy Martyrs: St. Crescentius, St. Reparati, St. Victorianus, St. Bonefacius, St. Gordiani and St. Amandi. Original and untouched backing.
MOST WONDERFUL ROMAN TEMPLE RELIQUARY FROM IRELAND!!!I'm very proud to offer this extremely rare, 19th century, superb Roman temple shaped reliquary (10" wide by 12" tall) containing 50 very important relics!!! True Cross, from the Title on the Cross, from the Holy Sepulchre, from the Column of Flagelation, from the sepulchre of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Therese, St. Philomena, St. Lucii Pope, St. Severeni, St. Ambrosius, St. Leonis Pope, St. Gregory Pope, St. Augustin, St. Gregory the Great, St. Stephen protomartyr, St. Lawrence, St. Anthony, St. Benedict, St. Ignatius de Loyola, St. Dominic, St. Francis, St. Alphonsus de Liguori, St. Pacificus, St. Francis, St. Veronica, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Charles Borromeo, the 12 Apostles, St. John the Baptist, St. Anne, St. Cajetani, St. Francis Xavier, St. Anthony, St. Francis de Paul, St. Aloisius Gonzaga, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Phillip Neri and St. Barbara. This type of reliquary is extremely rare and hard to find. Wax seal unbroken and all in place. This is an unique opportunity to aquire a museum piece, one reliquary containing many major relics. Framed by M. H. Gill and son from Dublin.
BEAUTIFUL FRAMED RELIQUARY, 7 THECA'S AND EXTRAS!!!I am pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, wooden framed reliquary (9" by 11") containing 7 theca's and many extra relics hidden under the labels. The relics contained in the theca's are: Pius X, St. Felix, St. Clare, St. Bernard, St. Francis de Sales, St. Valentine, St. Modeste, St. Modestini, St. John of the Cross, St. Clare, St. Margaret, St. Elizabeth and St. Roch. There are also many extra relics contained in folded paper reliquaries in each corner of the frame....I've pictured only one.....I saw hair of St. Bernadette and from her coffin but there are also relics of St. Therese and some others. This frame would be a very nice gift for Christmass!!!
VERY IMPORTANT RELIC!!! MUST C!!!I am pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, heavy brass Altar reliquary (9" wide and 19" tall) containing a very rare and very substantial ex ossibus relic (actual a whole vertebra) of St. Charles Borromeo. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Very rare find. Probably the biggest relic of this Saint in private hands!!!
Born to a wealthy, noble family, the third of six children, son of Count Giberto II Borromeo and Margherita de’ Medici. Nephew of Pope Pius IV. Suffered with a speech impediment. Studied in Milan, and at the University of Pavia, studying at one point under the future Pope Gregory XIII. Civil and canon lawyer at age 21. Cleric at Milan, taking the habit on 13 October 1547. Abbot commendatario of San Felino e San Graziano abbey in Arona, Italy, on 20 November 1547. Abbot commendatario of San Silano di Romagnano abbey on 10 May 1558. Prior commendatario of San Maria di Calvenzano abbey on 8 December 1558. Protonotary apostolic participantium and referendary of the papal court to Pope Pius IV on 13 January 1560. Member of the counsulta for the administration of the Papal States on 22 January 1560. Appointed abbot commendatario of Nonatola, San Gallo di Moggio, Serravalle della Follina, San Stefano del Corno, an abbey in Portugal, and an abbey in Flanders, Belgium on 27 January 1560. Created cardinal on 31 January 1560 at age 22.
Apostolic administrator of Milan, Italy on 8 February 1560. Papal legate to Bologna and Romandiola for two years beginning on 26 April 1560. Deacon on 21 December 1560. Vatican Secretary of State. Governor of Civita Castellana,Italy in 1561. Governor of Ancona on 1 June 1561. Made an honorary citizen of Rome, Italy on 1 July 1561. Founded the Accademia Vaticana in 1562. Governor of Spoleto, Italy on 1 December 1562. Ordained on 4 September 1563. Helped re-open the Council of Trent, and participated in its sessions during 1562 and 1563. Named prince of Orta in 1563. Member of the Congregation of the Holy Office. Bishop of Milan on 7 December 1563. President of the commission of theologians charged by the pope to elaborate the Catechismus Romanus. Worked on the revision of the Missal and Breviary. Member of a commission to reform church music. Archbishop of Milan on 12 May 1564. Governor of Terracina, Italy on 3 June 1564. Archpriest of the patriarchal Liberian basilica in Rome in October 1564. Count of the Palatine in 1564. Prefect of the Tridentine Council from 1564 until September 1565. Papal legate in Bologna, Romandiola, legate a latere, and vicar general in spiritualibus of all Italy on 17 August 1565. Grand penitentiary on 7 November 1565. Participated in the conclave of cardinals in 1565 to 1566 that chose Pope Pius V; he asked the new pope to take the name. Protector of the Swiss Catholic cantons; he visited them all several times worked for the spiritual reform of both clergy and laymen. Due to his enforcement of strict ecclesiastical discipline, some disgruntled monks in the Order of the Humiliati hired a lay brother to murder him on the evening of 26 October 1569; he was shot at, but was not hit. Participated in the conclave in 1572 that chose Pope Gregory XIII. Member of the Apostolic Penitentiary in May 1572. Worked with the sick, and helped bury the dead during the plague outbreak in Milan in 1576. Established the Oblates of Saint Ambrose on 26 April 1578. Teacher, confessor and parish priest to Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, giving him his first communion on 22 July 1580. To help the Swiss Catholics he founded the Collegium Helveticum.
Saint Charles spent his life and fortune in the service of the people of his diocese. He directed and fervently enforced the decrees of the Council of Trent, fought tirelessly for peace in the wake of the storm caused by Martin Luther, founded schools for the poor, seminaries for clerics, hospitals for the sick, conducted synods, instituted children‘s Sunday school, did great public and private penance, and worked among the sick and dying, leading his people by example.
WOODEN RELIQUARY, RARE RELICSI am pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, wooden, oval reliquary (5" by 6") containing three important relics: St. Margeret Mary Alacoque, St. Francis de Sales and St. Jeanne de Chantal. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Beautiful inside decoration.
RARE 7 RELICS RELIQUARY!!! I am pleased to offer for your consideration this absolutely beautiful, antique, finely engraved, highly jeweled Altar reliquary (4" wide and 11" tall) containing 7 precious relics: from the veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the cloak of St. Joseph and ex ossibus relics of St. Anne, St. Clare of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Joachim, St. Aloisius Gonzaga. Beautiful reliquary, rarely seen shape.
Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
NICE FRAMED RELIQUARY WITH SILVERED PAX!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, framed reliquary (11" by 14") containing 29 rare relics and a silvered Pax. Relics are: St. Tranquille, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Agnes, St. Marthe, St. Bibiane, St. Anastasie, St. Rose of Lima, St. Concordia, St. Catherine de Ricci, St. Colette, St. Rose of Viterbo, St. Catherine de Bologne, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Praxede, St. Veronica Giuliani, St. Therese, St. Clare of Montefalco, St. Frances of Rome, St. Angele Merici, St. Clare of Assisi, St. Gertrude, St. Philomena, St. Apolline, St. Rosalie, St. Marguerite de Cortona, St. Sylvia, St. Monica and St. Frances de Chantal. All relics are present and solid in place. Comes from a Canadian private Chapel and originaly from the Religieuses Hospitalieres de St. Joseph in Montreal.
RARE 18 TH. C. BISHOP'S WAX SEALI am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful and rare 18th C. Bishop's wax seal (2" by 2") engraved with the coat of arms of Monsignore Jean Francois Boyer (1675-1755), Bishop of Mirepoix, France. Comes with an example of the actual seal in wax. Very rare find.
EXCEPTIONAL 18TH C. RELIQUARY WITH AUTHENTIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this amazing 18th C. reliquary housed in a 1900's heavy brass
theca (6" wide by 14" tall) containing many substantial and very important relics: True Cross, St. Christopher, St. Ludovicus, St. Benigni, St. Hippolite, St. Aurelius, St. Monica, St. Cordula, St. Anne, St. John Baptist, St. Gregory, St. Victoris, St. Anthony, St. Paneratius, St. Lucii, Holy Martyrs of Thebe, St. Juliani, St. Eugenii, St. Saturnini, from the 10.000 virgins, St. Mariani, St. Anthimi, St. Hieronymi, V. M. Elisabeth of St. Paul and Blessed Virgin Mary. This original 18th C. reliquary has been saved from the French revolution (1789) and enshrined again in 1901. When I opened the backing to check the seals I discovered an original 1814 dated handwritten letter and the authentic dated 1901 issued by Monsignore Doutreloux. I've found also a 18th C. miniature painting and a folded paper containing relics from the Holy House of Loretto. All wax seals and threads unbroken and all in place. For public or private veneration.
Very rare find!!!
RARE RELIC WITH AUTHENTIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful silver reliquary (1 1/2" by 2") housed in the original leather case, containing a rare ex carnibus (from the flesh) relic of St. Vincent de Paul. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes with two sealed-together authentics. For public or private veneration.
Born to a peasant family. A highly intelligent youth, Vincent spent four years with the Franciscan friars at Acq, France getting an education. Tutor to children of a gentlemen in Acq. He began divinity studies in 1596 at the University of Toulouse. Ordained at age 20.
Taken captive by Turkish pirates to Tunis, and sold into slavery. Freed in 1607 when he converted one of his owners to Christianity.
Returning to France, he served as parish priest near Paris where he started organizations to help the poor, nursed the sick, found jobs for the unemployed, etc. Chaplain at the court of Henry IV of France. With Louise de Marillac, founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity. Instituted the Congregation of Priests of the Mission (Lazarists). Worked always for the poor, the enslaved, the abandoned, the ignored, the pariahs.
RARE RELICS WITH AUTHENTIC!!!
I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful silver reliquary (1 1/2" by 2") containing two rare ex carne (from the flesh) relics of St. Francis de Sales and St. Frances de Chantal. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes with the authentic. For public or private veneration.
Born in the castle of Chateau de Thorens to a well-placed Savoyard family, the eldest of twelve children born to Francois de Boisy and Francoise de Sionnz. His parents intended that Francis become a lawyer, enter politics, and carry on the family line and power. He studied at La Roche and Annecy in France, taught by Jesuits. Attended the College de Clermont in Paris, France at age 12. In his early teens, Francis began to believe in pre-destination, and was so afraid that he was pre-emptorily condemned to Hell that he became ill and eventually was confined to bed. However, in January 1587 at the Church of Saint Stephen, he overcame the crisis, decided that whatever God had in store for him was for the best, and dedicated his life to God.
Studied law and theology at the University of Padua, Italy, and earned a doctorate in both fields. He returned home, and found a position as Senate advocate. It was at this point that he received a message telling him to "Leave all and follow Me." He took this as a call to the priesthood, a move his family fiercely opposed, especially when he refused a marriage that had been arranged for him. However, he pursued a devoted prayer life, and his gentle ways won over the family.
Priest. In 1593 he was appointed provost of the diocese of Geneva, Switzerland, a stronghold of Calvinists. Preacher, writer and spiritual director in the district of Chablais. His simple, clear explanations of Catholic doctrine, and his gentle way with everyone, brought many back to the Roman Church. He even used sign language in order to bring the message to the deaf, leading to his patronage of deaf people.
Bishop of Geneva in 1602. He travelled and evangelized throughout the Duchy of Savoy, working with children whenever he could. Friend of Saint Vincent de Paul. He turned down a wealthy French bishopric to continue working where God had placed him. With Saint Jeanne de Chantal he helped found the Order of the Visitation . A prolific correspondent, many of his letters have survived.
The value of his writings led to his being declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Blessed Pius IX in 1877, and a patron of writers and journalists by Pope Pius XI in 1923. The Salesians of Don Bosco, the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales, and the Missionaries of Saint Francis de Sales are named in his honour as is the Saint Francois Atoll in the Seychelles Islands.
VERY RARE ALTAR RELIQUARY!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful framed reliquary containing a metal box Altar reliquary (1" by 1") containing three grains of incense and two sealed folded papers containing relics of unknow martyrs. This box was ment to be enshrined under or in a Church Altar stone. Rare find!!!
EXCEPTIONAL APOSTLE RELIQUARY, BISHOP'S GIFT!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, theca (2" by 2 1/4") containing a relic from the sepulchre of the Blessed Virgin Mary and rare ex ossibus relics of all 12 Apostles!!! Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Comes straight from relatives of a French Priest who received it personaly from Monsignore Suhard, Archbishop of Paris!!! Comes with a card bearing the arms of the Archbishop and signed by him. Rare find.
EXCEPTIONAL FRAMED RELIQUARY!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, huge cross shaped framed reliquary (9" by 12") containing 30 rare and precious relics: St. Remi, St. Eleutherius, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Flavie, St. Bruno, St. Serge, St. Pelagie, St. Denis, St. Francis de Borgia, St. Germain, St. Evagre, St. Edward King of England, St. Calliste I Pope, St. Terese of Avilla, St. Gal Abbot, St. Margaret Marie Alacoque, St. Paul of the Cross, St. Ptolomee, St. Irene, St. Ursule, St. Donat de Fiesole, St. Servan, St. Septime, St. Crepinieu, St. Evariste, St. Vincent, St. Anastasie, St. Eusebie and St. Olympe. Comes from a Canadian private Chapel and originaly from the Religieuses Hospitalieres de St. Joseph in Montreal. They certified that seal and threads were unbroken when they translated the relics to this frame!!! Rare find!!!
BEAUTIFUL FRAMED THECA, APOSTLE OF NAPLES!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, framed reliquary (6" by 7") holding a silver filigree theca (2") containing a rare ex ossibus relic of St. Francis Xavier Bianchi. Comes from a Canadian private Chapel. They certified that seal and threads were unbroken when they framed it.
Studied in Naples, Italy. Joined the Barnabite at age 14 over the objections of his family. Ordained in 1767. Served as the president of two colleges. Noted for his endless ministry to the poor and neglected, his work to prevent girls from turning to prostitution, for his personal austerities, his gift of prophecy, and as a miracle worker. Reported to have stopped the flow of lava from Mount Vesuvius in 1805. His health destroyed by overwork, late in life he lost the use of his legs, but continued to work with those whom he felt were worse off than himself. When the Barnabites were expelled from Naples, his health was so poor that he had to be left behind, and he died separated from his brothers.
MOST BEAUTIFUL ST. ANNE RELIC WITH 1756 AUTHENTIC!!!I am pleased to offer for your consideration this absolutely beautiful, antique 18th century, finely engraved, highly jeweled Altar reliquary (4" wide and 10" tall) containing a rare and precious ex ossibus relic of St. Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I've found the authentic dated 1756!!! hidden in the base. Issued and personaly signed by Monsignore Joseph Maria Marini. Beautiful reliquary, rarely seen shape, museum piece. Comes from a Flemish private Chapel.
Mother of Our Lady. Grandmother of Jesus Christ. Wife of Saint Joachim. Tradition says that Anne was quite elderly when Mary was born, and that she was their only child. The belief that Anne remained a virgin in the conception and birth of Mary was condemned by the Vatican in 1677. Believed to have given Mary to the service of the Temple when the girl was three years old. Devotion to her has been popular in the East from the very early days of the Church; widespread devotion in the West began in the 16th century, but many shrines have developed since.
RARE ST. ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI EX OSSIBUS RELIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful silver reliquary (1 1/2") containing a precious ex ossibus relic of St. Alphonsus Maria de Luguori. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Identified seal issued by Monsignore Engelbert Sterckx, Cardinal, Archbishop of Mechelen and Primate of Belgium, highest Belgian Catholic Church authority at that time.
Born to the nobility, Alphonsus was a child prodigy; he became extremely well-educated, and received his doctorate in law from the University of Naples at age 16. He had his own legal practice by age 21, and was soon one of the leading lawyers in Naples, though he never attended court without having attended Mass first. He loved music, could play the harpsichord, and often attended the opera, though he frequently listened without bothering to watch the over-done staging. As he matured and learned more and more of the world, he liked it less and less, and finally felt a call to religious life. He declined an arranged marriage, studied theology, and was ordained at age 29.
Preacher and home missioner around Naples. Noted for his simple, clear, direct style of preaching, and his gentle, understanding way in the confessional. Writer on asceticism, theology, and history; master theologian. He was often opposed by Church officials for a perceived laxity toward sinners, and by government officials who opposed anything religious. Founded the Redemptoristines women‘s order in Scala in 1730. Founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Liguorians; Redemptorists) at Scala, Italy in 1732.
Appointed bishop of the diocese of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Italy by Pope Clement XIII in 1762. Worked to reform the clergy and revitalize the faithful in a diocese with a bad reputation. He was afflicted with severe rheumatism, and often could barely move or raise his chin from his chest. In 1775 he resigned his see due to ill health, and went into what he thought would be a < href="prayer">prayerful retirement.
In 1777 the royal government threatened to disband his Redemptorists, claiming that they were covertly carrying on the work of the Jesuits, who had been suppressed in 1773. Calling on his knowledge of the Congregation, his background in thelogy, and his skills as a lawyer, Alphonsus defended the Redemptorists so well that they obtained the king‘s approval. However, by this point Alphonsus was nearly blind, and was tricked into giving his approval to a revised Rule for the Congregation, one that suited the king and the anti-clerical government. When Pope Pius VI saw the changes, he condemned it, and removed Alphonsus from his position as leader of the Order. This caused Alphonsus a crisis in confidence and faith that took years to overcome. However, by the time of his death he had returned to faith and peace.
Alphonsus vowed early to never to waste a moment of his life, and he lived that way for over 90 years. Declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1871.
When he was bishop, one of Alphonsus’s priests led a worldly life, and resisted all attempts to change. He was summoned to Alphonsus, and at the entrance to the bishop‘s study he found a large crucifix laid on the threshold. When the priest hesitated to step in, Alphonsus quietly said, "Come along, and be sure to trample it underfoot. It would not be the first time you have placed Our Lord beneath your feet."
VERY RARE ST. CATHERINE EX OSSIBUS RELIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful silver reliquary (1 1/2") containing a precious ex ossibus relic of St. Catherine virgin and martyr. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place.
Identified seal issued by Monsignore Engelbert Sterckx, Cardinal, Archbishop of Mechelen and Primate of Belgium, highest Belgian Catholic Church authority at that time.
VERY RARE ST. HUBERT EX OSSIBUS RELIC!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful silver reliquary (1 1/2") containing a precious ex ossibus relic of St. Hubert of Liege. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. Identified seal issued by Monsignore Engelbert Sterckx, Cardinal, Archbishop of Mechelen and Primate of Belgium, highest Belgian Catholic Church authority at that time.
Note that front glass is broken but glass isn't loose at all and solid in place.
Grandson of Charibert, King of Toulouse. Eldest son of Bertrand, Duke of Aquitaine. Worldly, popular and dissolute layman courtier at Nuestria in northwest France in his youth. For political reasons he emigrated, to Austrasia in the border area between modern France and Germany. Married in 682 to Floribanne, daughter of Dagobert, Count of Louvain. Father of one son, Saint Floribert of Liege.
Hubert was passionately devoted to hunting. While chasing a stag on a Good Friday morning, he received a vision of a crucifix between the animal’s antlers. A voice warned him, "Hubert, unless you turn to the Lord, and lead a holy life, you shall quickly go down to hell." It was a conversion experience for Hubert.
Spiritual student of Saint Lambert of Maastricht. When his wife died, Hubert renounced all his worldy positions, titles and wealth, handed his patrimony, and the care of his son, to his brother, and studied for the priesthood. After ordination, he served as assistant to Saint Lambert. Pilgrim to Rome, where he was when Lambert was murdered. Chosen bishop of Maastricht. Known for his excellent preaching and his generosity to the poor, stripping the diocese of all excesses to help them. Following another vision, and to defend of the memory of Lambert, he moved his mentor’s body from Maastricht to Liege, and built a church for it on the site of Lambert‘s martyrdom. First bishop of Liege.
Hubert evangelized the Ardenne region, converting pagans and strengthening Christians. He tracked down some of the old idolatrous places of worship, but generally permitted the new converts to decide for themselves to destroy the old idols. They all, naturally, did so.
Hubert predicted the date of his own death, and died while reciting the Our Father. He became highly revered in the Middle Ages, and there were several military orders named in his honor. His association with the hunt led to his patronage of furriers and trappers, and against rabies and bad behavior in dogs, primarily hunting dogs. The breed commonly known as bloodhounds are also called Saint Hubert’s hounds.
ULTRA RARE COMPLETE MARTYR RELIQUARY!!! MUST C!!! I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, pair of heavy brass tubular shaped relic shrines (each is 10" wide and 22"tall) containing all
the knowed remains of St. Agapitus, the child martyr. He was a fifteen year old boy who proudly, publicly proclaimed his Christianity during the persecution of Aurelian. Because he was a young man, and because the heroic way he met his martyrdom brought about many conversions. Thrown to wild animals in the arena, when they would not touch him, he was beheaded c.274 at Palestrina, Italy. Only his skull remained in Palestrina all other remains are contained in these two shrines.
Such shrines containing a complete Holy martyr are extremely rare and were ment to be built in under the Altar of an important Church.
This is an absolute unique reliquary, very rare find. Museum quality!!! Note that I've added a 14" tall Chalice in the last picture only to give you a better idea about how big the two shrines are, the Chalice isn't for sale.
VERY EXCEPTIONAL ST. ANNE AND ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA RELICS!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, heavy gilded, 19th century, standing Monstrance reliquary (12" wide by 26" tall) with beautiful sunburst, holding a round theca (2") containing 2 very precious and substantial first class ex ossibus relics: St. Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. In superb condition, note the cherub heads around the theca and on the base. Exceptional item!!!
MOST WONDERFUL ROMAN TEMPLE RELIQUARY, 71 RELICS!!!I'm very proud to offer this extremely rare, 19th century, superb Roman temple shaped reliquary (10" by 14") containing 71 very important relics!!! True Cross, Holy Crib, Holy Sepulchre, House of Loretto, Sepulchre of the BVM, St. Zachary, St. Elisabeth, St. John Baptist, Column of Flagelation, Calvary, St. Joachim, St. Anna, St.Thomas of Canterbury, St. Dion, St. John Nepomucen, St. Francis de Sales, st. Carolus Borromeus, St. Anthony, St. Dominic, St. Ignatius de Loyola, St. Bruno, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Louis King, St. Camillus de Lellis, St. John of God, St. Andrew Avelino, St. Elisabeth Queen, St. Martinus, St. Rose of Viterbo, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Helena Queen, St. Monica, St. Ursula, St. Philomena, St. Scholastica, St. Clare of Assisi, St. Teresa, St. Angela and many more. Note that there are three name labels missing and two relics missing. They are probably loose somewhere in the reliquary. This type of reliquary is extremely rare and hard to find. Wax seal and threads unbroken and all in place. This is an unique opportunity to aquire a museum piece, one reliquary containing many major relics.
EXCEPTIONAL AGNUS DEI RELIC!!!!I am very pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful, antique, wooden framed (9" by 11") holding a beautiful Agnus Dei relic (3" by 4"), surounded by silver and gilded filigree threads, Blessed by Pope Pius X and dated 1905 (3th year of his Papacy). The name Agnus Dei has been given to certain discs of wax impressed with the figure of a lamb and blessed at stated seasons by the Pope. They are sometimes round, sometimes oval in diameter. The lamb usually bears a cross or flag, while figures of saints or the name and arms of the Pope are also commonly impressed on the reverse. These Agnus Deis may be worn suspended round the neck, or they may be preserved as objects of devotion. In virtue of the consecration they receive, they are regarded, like holy water, blessed palms, etc., as "Sacramentals".