St Crispin of Viterbo – Feast Day – May 19

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St Crispin of Viterbo, also known as Pietro Fioretti or Crispino da Viterbo was a Franciscan lay brother born on November 13 1668 at Viterbo, Italy and died on May 19 1750 of pneumonia at the Immaculate Conception friary on the Via Veneto in Rome, Italy. We celebrate her feast day on May 19 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of St. Crispin of Viterbo – Feast Day

St Crispin of Viterbo Biography

Date of Birth November 13 1668
Place of Birth Viterbo, Italy
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Brothers
Profession Franciscan lay brother
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death May 19 1750
Place of Death Friary of the Immaculate Conception on the Via Veneto in Rome, Italy
Feast Day May 19
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius VII on September 7 1806
Canonization Canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 20 1982

Saint’s Biography

Saint Crispin of Viterbo was born on November 13, 1668, in Italy. He was the son of Ubald and Marsha, and the family was poor, but very pious.

His father died when he was very young. When young Peter was five years old, his mother took him to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Oak near Viterbo, where she dedicated him to God’s mother and put him under her special protection. His simple and sincere piety made the neighbors call him il Santorello (the little saint).

He worked as a shoemaker for the uncle who provided for his education. At 25, he entered the feast of Saint Mary Magdalene on July 22, 1693, as a lay brother in the Order of Capusine taking the name Crispin.

He was moved to several monasteries. He was a gardener and a cook and sometimes worked in the hospital. Crispin published several writings that are still preserved.

He died in Rome of pneumonia at 14.30 on 19 May 1750 at 82. His clothed skeleton lies in a glass archipelago on the left side altar of the Capuchin Church of Santa Maria della Concezione de Cappuccini at Via Veneto in Rome.

Saint Crispin of Viterbo
St. Crispin of Viterbo

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