Saturday, July 4, 2020

Blessed Tommaso Acerbis – Saint of the Day – May 3

Bl. Tommaso Acerbis Biography

Bl. Tommaso Acerbis Profile. Born: 1563 in Italy, Europe. Worked in Tyrol, Austria, Italy. Died: 3 May 1631 in Tyrol, Austria. Feast Day is celebrated on May 3.


The Memorial of Bl. Tommaso Acerbis – Saint of the Day

Bl. Tommaso Acerbis 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 1563
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Not Married
Profession missionary
Place of Work Tyrol, Austria, Italy
Date of Death 3 May 1631
Place of Death Tyrol, Austria
Feast Day May 3
Beatification Beatified by Pope Francis on 21 September 2013
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of  
Blessed Tommaso Acerbis
Bl. Tommaso Acerbis

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Tommaso Acerbis was born to a poor family and worked a shepherd in his youth and received no schooling at all. Thomas joined the Capuchin Friars Minor on 12 September 1580 at Verona, Italy. Thomas made his final profession on 5 July 1584 and served as a clerk in convents in Verona, Vicenza, and Rovereto until 1617. Thomas liked to visit the sick and the poor. When Lutheranism began to make inroads in the area, Thomas spoke and wrote in defense of the Church.


He died on 3 May 1631 in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria of natural causes. He is buried in the chapel’s crypt of Our Lady at the local Capuchin church in Innsbruck .


Thomas was Venerated by Pope John Paul II on 23 October 1987.