Bl. Matthew of Agrigento Biography
Bl. Matthew of Agrigento 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||1377|
|Country of Birth||Italy of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Blesseds who were Monk|
|Place of Work||Italy|
|Date of Death||7 January 1450|
|Place of Death||Palermo, Sicily (modern Italy)|
|Feast Day||January 7|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope Clement XIII on 21 February 1767|
|Canonization||Canonized by N/A|
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Blessed Matthew of Agrigento was born in 1377 on the Via Arco di San Francesco di Paola in Rabbato, Agrigento, Italy. He was studied in Bologna, Italy, where Matthew majored in theology. Later, Matthew studied in Spain, 1400 ordained a priest. He worked in Catalonia for years as a teacher and preacher. Saint Bernardine of Siena and him worked together in 1417. On September 17 1442 Pope Eugene IV appointed Matthew as bishop of Agrigento.
Matthew built founded monasteries in Italy and Spain (Santa Maria di Gesù in Palermo). As a bishop, he was a victim of slander and retired to the convent of Palermo, where he died on January 7, 1450. He was buried at the Santa Maria di Gesù monastery.