St. Antonius of Florence Biography
St. Antonius of Florence 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||1 March 1389|
|Country of Birth||Italy in Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Bishop|
|Place of Work||Italy|
|Date of Death||2 May 1459|
|Place of Death||Italy|
|Feast Day||May 2|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pope Adrian VI on 31 May 1523|
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Saint Antonius of Florence was born on March 1, 1389, Florence, Italy. In 1450 the youthful Anthony was received into the Dominican Order at sixteen years old and given the religious administration of various houses of his Order by the Blessed John Dominici.
From 1433 to 1446 Antoninus filled in as vicar of the Congregation. In this office, he was engaged with the foundation of the Priory of St. Mark in Florence. The monastery’s cells, including one for Cosimo de’ Medici, were painted in frescos by Fra Angelico and his aides.
Antoninus was sanctified Archbishop of Florence on March 13, 1446, at the Dominican monastery in Fiesole, by Pope Eugene IV. He came to win the regard and love of his kin, particularly by his energy and the asset in fighting the impacts of the plague and seismic tremor in 1448 and 1453.
Antoninus passed on May 2 1459, and Pope Pius II directed his burial service. The pope happened to be on his way to the Council of Mantua when he had about the archbishop’s demise. The archbishop’s desire was that he be buried at the priory which he had established in the city.