Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Blessed Alvarez of Cordova – Saint of the Day – February 19

Blessed Alvarez of Cordova Biography

Blessed Alvarez of Cordova Profile. Born: N/A in Spain, Europe. Worked in Spain. Died: 1430 AD in Cordova, Spain. Feast Day is celebrated on February 19.

Saint of the Day

Blessed Alvarez of Cordova Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth Spain in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Not Married
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Spain
Date of Death 1430 AD
Place of Death Cordova, Spain
Feast Day February 19
Beatification Beatified by Pope Benedict XIV on 22 September 1741
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of N/A

Biography

Bl. Alvarez of Cordova joined the Dominicans in Sapin in 1368 where he was known for being a travelling preacher in Italy and Andalusia. He was the personal confessor, preacher and political advisor of Queen Catherine and also took charge of the education of young King John II.

Alvarez then founded the Ladder of Heaven, a Dominican house made strictly for observance in the mountains around Cordova which later became a very known centre for learning. He spent his days there preaching, teaching and collecting alms from the streets. later in the night, he spent his time in prayer.

Bl. Alvarez of Cordova
Bl. Alvarez of Cordova