Blessed Antonia of Florence Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
Blessed Antonia of Florence, Nun Profile
|Date of Birth||1400 AD|
|Country of Birth||Italy of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Married who became Saints|
|Place of Work||Italy|
|Date of Death||29 February 1472|
|Place of Death||Italy|
|Feast Day||29 February (in leap years), 28 February (in non-leap years)|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope Blessed Pius IX in 1847|
|Canonization||Canonized by N/A|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
Blessed Antonia of Florence Biography
Blessed Antonia of Florence was married and a mother of one. She had been widowed twice yet she was just a poor Clare Nun. Antonia was a spiritual student of Saint John Caprican.
Blessed Antonia of Florence Brief Life History
Antonia of Florence was from a noble family that lived in Florence, Italy in 1400. She got married at an early age obeying her parents though this was due to the wish of her parents. Unfortunately, her Husband died in 1428 but she allowed nothing to persuade her into agreeing to a second marriage but decided to withdraw from the world and start living for God and the salvation of her soul.
She entered the convent of tertiaries in the following year which blessed Angelina. At Florence, she distinguished herself by virtue and wisdom, that after a few years the senior called her to Foligno to chair as a superior of the convent there. Antonia is said to have had remarkable patience and humility for she bore without complain a very painful illness for more than 15 years.
She was the head of the abbey of nuns at Aquila in Italy from 1433 to 1447. She was the founder of an Observant-oriented house of Poor Clares also in Aquila.
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