Saint Andrew Avellino – Saint of the Day – November 10

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Saint Andrew Avellino Biography

Saint Andrew Avellino Profile. Born: 1521 AD in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 10 November 1608 in Naples, Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on November 10.

The Memorial of Saint Andrew Avellino – Saint of the Day

Saint Andrew Avellino 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 1521 AD
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 10 November 1608
Place of Death Naples, Italy
Feast Day November 10
Beatification Beatified by Pope Urban VIII on 10 June 1625
Canonization Canonized by Pope Clement XI on 22 May 1712
Patron Saint of against apoplexy
against sudden death
for a holy death
stroke victims
Badolato, Italy
Naples, Italy
Sicily, Italy

Saint Andrew Avellino Biography

Saint Andrew Avellino studied humanities and philosophy at Venice, Italy and later served as a doctor of civil and ecclesiastical law. He was ordained at age 26.

He worked as a lawyer at the ecclesiastical court at Naples, Italy. During a heated courtroom argument on behalf of a friend, he supported his position with a lie. In that setting, he had committed perjury. It shook him so badly that he gave up the legal profession and settled into a life of penance.

He was commissioned by his archbishop to reform the convent of Sant’ Arcangelo at Naples, a house of such lax discipline it had become a topic of gossip in the city. Through a good example, constant work, and the backing of his bishop Lorenzo managed to restore celibate discipline to the house but was nearly killed for his efforts during an attack by people who had been kicked off the premises.

The night of the attack, he was taken to the house of the Theatine Clerks Regular. Andrew was so impressed with them that he joined the Theatines at age 35, taking the name Andrew in reference to the crucified Apostle. He served as a master of novices for ten years as well as the superior of the Order.

He established Theatine houses in Milan, Italy and Piacenza, Italy and helped establish others. Andrew was an eloquent evangelist, popular missioner and spiritual director, bringing many back to the Church. Writer and extensive correspondent. He was a friend and advisor of Saint Charles Borromeo.

Suffered a stroke while celebrating Mass and died soon after the stroke. It is said that his blood bubbled and liquified after death, which led some to think that his stroke had left him catatonic and that he was buried alive; a papal investigator found no credibility to any of this.

St. Andrew Avellino
St. Andrew Avellino

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