Sunday, October 18, 2009


Update: As of September 8, 2013, we now have five designs of thecas available for you to choose from as pictured above. Please note that an increase in price from our supplier has led to a slight increase in our prices. When ordering please indicate the letter(s) of the style of the theca(s) you would like. Cost: $14.95.

We have received this theca directly from Rome and it is in perfect condition. This is a lovely gold finished empty relic theca. The theca measures 1.5 inch across and about .5 inch deep. It is comprised of 5 parts: The front face, crystal lens cover, back piece, circular red fabric inside and finally, a finely detailed clip so that it may even be worn.Inside this theca one of the postulators would place the name and small particle of a saint for public veneration. It is usually accompanied by an authentic attesting to its genuine nature.Since this one is empty, it has numerous uses. One use is to place the relic of a saint when the original theca is damaged. Many Christians safely house relics in them or use them for other religious purposes.Aside from religious purposes, many mothers and grandparents have used these thecas to place small mementos of children such as locks of hair, first teeth and tiny pictures all appropriate to the size of this theca.They are available from us at the price of only $14.95, plus shipping and handling within the U.S.
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Blogger none said...

Canon Law 1190
§1 It is absolutely wrong to sell sacred relics.
§2 Distinguished relics, and others which are held in great veneration by the people, may not validly be in any way alienated nor transferred on a permanent basis, without the permission of the Apostolic See.

While selling relics ("simony") is wrong, it is permissible to buy them if they will be marketed anyway and buying them would save them from desecration. This must be done only if the good that comes from buying the relic outweighs other uses the money spent could be used for -- and this should never be done at auction because bidding would only drive up the price, forcing others who simply want to rescue relics to pay more. This could also increase the likelihood of a market developing in the sale of relics.

Relics may be legitimately obtained from Church sources, i.e., the Vicariate in Rome, the religious Order of the Saint involved, the shrine of the Saint involved, etc. When this is done, a donation is usually expected to cover the cost of the metal container (theca) that contains the relic, but in any case, a profit cannot legitimately be made from the sale of relics by anyone

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Blogger Sr.Dominique Leuenberger said...

Was kosten diese Kapseln 50 Stück?

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