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Saint Theophilus of Corte

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Venerated in  Roman Catholic Church
Name  Saint of
Feast  19 May
Saint Theophilus of Corte
Canonized  29 June 1930 by Pius XI
Died  June 17, 1740, Fucecchio, Italy

May 19 Saint Theophilus of Corte


Saint Theophilus of Corte (30 October 1676 – 17 June 1740) was born "Biagio Arrighi" in Corsica in 1676.

His family was wealthy, and his parents were of the nobility.

He studied under the Franciscans in 1693 and was assigned to a Franciscan retreat house after his ordination into the priesthood in Naples.

He was a reformer who become known for his preaching and missionary efforts, and established other retreat houses throughout Corsica and Tuscany.

He was canonized a saint by Pius XI in 1930.

References

Saint Theophilus of Corte Wikipedia


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