Eucharistic Miracle of Siena, Italy 1730 ~ Once stolen, then recovered Consecrated Eucharistic Hosts remain perfectly preserved over 250 years later. century panel of scientists deem the preservation as extraordinary.
Set in an ornate reliquary in the Basilica San Domenico in Siena is the dismembered, mummified head of the revered Saint Catherine of Siena Her right thumb also resides in a smaller reliquary not far from her head.
St Catherine is patroness of Italy and universally popular as a spiritual guide, mystic and saint. Nevertheless, this window in the Anglican church of St Giles in Cambridge was unexpected. 29 April is the feast day of this Dominican saint.
Chalice of Peter of Sassoferrato Date: ca. Geography: Made in Siena, Italy Culture: Italian Medium: Silver-gilt, translucent enamels Dimensions: Overall: 8 x 5 in. x cm) Base: 5 Classification: Metalwork-Silver