Reliquary of St. Petrus Canisius
Stainless steel, diameter: 3.0 cm / Suspension / Seal unbroken.
2021 = 500. Year of birth of St. Petrus Canisius. One of my last copies from my collection of the Societas Jesu SJ.
Petrus Canisius (born 08 May 1521 in Nimwegen, Duchy of Geldern; † 21 December 1597 in Freiburg im Üechtland, Switzerland), was a theologian and writer, one of the first German Jesuits and an influential spiritual and political champion of the counter-reformation. The first Catholic catechisms go back to him. Canisius was beatified in 1864 and canonised by Pius XI in 1925 and appointed a church teacher. In the encyclical Militantis ecclesiae (1 August 1897), Leo XIII designated him for the 300th anniversary of his death as the "Second Apostle of Germany" after Boniface.
1 x map with the portrait of St. Petrus Canisius after an original portrait from the novitiate in the former Jesuit college Landsberg am Lech. 17.0 cm x 12.0 cm
1 x devotional picture: St. Petrus Canisius teaches children (11.0 cm x 7.0 cm).
1 x devotional picture: St. Peter Canisius is illuminated by the Holy Spirit (11.0 cm x 7.0 cm).
1 x devotional picture: St. Petrus Canisius and the Calling through Jesus Christ
11.0 cm x 7.0 cm
- No. of items
- Art Deco
- Estimated Period
- Early 20th century
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
- 0.7×3×3 cm