Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop of Tours France, Antique 1800s Catholic Relics
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Reliquary with a relic of Saint Martin of Tours Bishop. There are two small printed notes "S.Martini" & "Tours". This glass tube reliquary is both sided sealed with a red wax seal from an unknown Cardinal or College of Cardinals. It is a beautiful and very amazing reliquary with a first class relic. Measurement is ca. 5.9 inch (15 cm) long and diameter of the glass tube is ca. 1.18 inch (3cm). The reliquary is originally from Belgium. The nature of the components and pieces of the relic are untested and unknown to me.
NOTE: About Sin of Simony: As I understand it, one can buy a rosary or other item that is blessed without it being simony. You are buying the physical item (i.e. the rosary) and NOT the blessing. The same is true for relics. You can sell the physical item itself. This gets a little tricky in that if you increase the price of the relics BECAUSE it was blessed by the Pope, then this is on the side of simony. In the case of our relics, we are not selling the blessing or promise of spiritual benefits and they are unknown to us if blessed by a Pope or any other authority keeping such matter disclosed as "un-blessed". If you purchase a relic, you are purchasing an item untested and unverified.
Saint Martin of Tours (Latin: Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints, sometimes venerated as a military saint. As he was born in what is now Szombathely, Hungary, spent much of his childhood in Pavia, Italy, and lived most of his adult life in France, he is considered a spiritual bridge across Europe. His life was recorded by a contemporary, the hagiographer Sulpicius Severus. Some of the accounts of his travels may have been interpolated into his vita to validate early sites of his cult. He is best known for the account of his using his military sword to cut his cloak in two, to give half to a beggar clad only in rags in the depth of winter. Conscripted as a soldier into the Roman army, he found the duty incompatible with the Christian faith he had adopted and became an early conscientious objector.