Franciscan Saints


  6th December

The Servant of God Angelo of Monteleone

Confessor, First Order

Angelo was invested with the Holy habit of St. Francis very early in life. In due time he filled the position of Theology in his convent with considerable success and credit. But when he heard of the convent established by the servant of God Paul Trinci, in which the rule of St. Francis was observed with
particular exactness, he joined him and became one of his most zealous disciples.

He was a devotee of prayer and meditation, and his favourite subject was the sufferings of Christ. He celebrated Holy mass and recited the Divine Office withe the greatest fervour, In gratitude for the blessings of creation and redemption, he genuflected devoutly a thousand times in the course of a day and night. God blessed him for this with many graces and great success in the accomplishment of his sacerdotal duties.

As a preacher he succeeded in converting a great number of sinners in Florence and other cities. The people venerated him as a saint, and he was commissioned to establish several convents in which the friars strictly observed the rule of the Franciscan Order.

When Angelo was dying, he was required by his superior to reveal, for the honour of God and the edification of his brethren, what special graces he had received from God. Then he admitted though reluctantly, that he considered it a special grace from God that he had not spoken an idle or useless word for the space of thirty years.

He died in the convent at Florence in the year 1399. His cord, which is reverently preserved at Fiesole, has restored health to many persons to whom it has been applied.

Prayer of the Church
(At Compline)

Visit, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this habitation and drive far
from it all the snares of the enemy; let Thy holy angels dwell
in it always and preserve us in peace, and may Thy blessings be
upon us forever. Through this same Christ our Lord who liveth and reigneth
with Thee and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever.

Source: Habig, Marion A., O.F.M., 1959, ed., The Franciscan book of Saints, Franciscan Herald press, Chicago, Illinois (pp.866,867)

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