Silver Reliquary Theca With Relic of Saint Vincent De Paul, Intact Spanish Wax Seal, Circa 1850
Silver Reliquary Theca With Relic of Saint Vincent De Paul, Intact Spanish Wax Seal, Circa 1850
Silver Reliquary Theca With Relic of Saint Vincent De Paul, Intact Spanish Wax Seal, Circa 1850
Silver Reliquary Theca With Relic of Saint Vincent De Paul, Intact Spanish Wax Seal, Circa 1850
Silver Reliquary Theca With Relic of Saint Vincent De Paul, Intact Spanish Wax Seal, Circa 1850
Silver Reliquary Theca With Relic of Saint Vincent De Paul, Intact Spanish Wax Seal, Circa 1850
Silver Reliquary Theca With Relic of Saint Vincent De Paul, Intact Spanish Wax Seal, Circa 1850

Silver Reliquary Theca With Relic of Saint Vincent De Paul, Intact Spanish Wax Seal, Circa 1850

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Silver Reliquary Theca With Relic of Saint Vincent De Paul, Intact Spanish Wax Seal, Circa 1850

Vincent de Paul, CM (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660), commonly known as Saint Vincent de Paul, was a French Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor.

In 1622 Vincent was appointed a chaplain to the galleys. After working for some time in Paris among imprisoned galley slaves, he returned to be the superior of what is now known as the Congregation of the Mission, or the "Vincentians" (in France known as "Lazaristes").

These priests, with vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and stability, were to devote themselves entirely to the people in smaller towns and villages. Vincent was zealous in conducting retreats for clergy at a time when the local clergy's morals were flagging. He was a pioneer in seminary education and founded the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul.

He was renowned for his compassion, humility, and generosity. Vincent was canonized in 1737 and is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.

This lovely ornate silver theca measures 3 x 2 centimetres. Open the back and there is a perfect Spanish wax seal with all strings in perfect condition. A beautiful relic that can be worn as a pendant.

A slightly less ornate theca of Saint Vincent de Paul is currently on sale in The Russian Store in Florida for $650.