Saturday, May 30, 2020

Blessed Matthew of Agrigento – Saint of the Day – January 7

Bl. Matthew of Agrigento Biography

Bl. Matthew of Agrigento Profile. Born: 1377 in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 7 January 1450 in Palermo, Sicily (modern Italy). Feast Day is celebrated on January 7.


The Memorial of Bl. Matthew of Agrigento – Saint of the Day

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
Profession Bishop, 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’s Biography

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.

Blessed Matthew of Agrigento
Blessed Matthew of Agrigento