Reliquary and certificate
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Alexander Maria is identified as Marquis of Odoard, Patrician of Ascula and Bishop of Perugia.
Consists of a small reliquary containing the following religious relics: particles of the milk of the Blessed Virgin Mary; fragment of St. Joseph's stole; bone fragment of St. Stephen; and fragments of the garments of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Francis of Paola. Accompanying the reliquary is a certificate from Alexander Maria, Bishop of Perugia, attesting to the authenticity of the relics and authorizing the recipient (unnamed) to keep them, give them away, or display them for veneration. Dated 7 September 1783 and signed by the bishop and by his secretary, Joseph Angelini. The certificate is partly printed and partly filled out by hand in ink. It measures 34 x 24 cm. In the certificate Alexander cites Philip Amadeus, bishop of Perugia, as authority for the authenticity of the relics. Also includes a sheet with a later English translation of the certificate. This sheet was previously attached to the back of the frame.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2020
- Access Restrictions
This collection is available for research.
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