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November 29 - Saint Francis Anthony Fasani fr.breski Antony Fasani Francis Anthony Fasani Francis Fasani Memorial 29 November Profile Known as a pious child. Entered the Conventual Franciscan order in …More
November 29 - Saint Francis Anthony Fasani
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Antony Fasani
Francis Anthony Fasani
Francis Fasani
Memorial
29 November
Profile
Known as a pious child. Entered the Conventual Franciscan order in 1695, taking the name Francis. Ordained in 1705. Taught philosophy to younger friars, served as guardian of his friary, provincial of the Order, master of novices, and finally pastor in his hometown. Sought after confessor and preacher, a loyal friend of the poor, never hesitating to seek from benefactors what was needed. A mystic, known for his deep prayer life, he was known to levitate while praying.
Born
6 August 1681 in Lucera, Foggia, Puglia, Italy as Antony Fasani
Died
29 November 1742 in Lucera, Foggia, Puglia, Italy of natural causes
when news of his death spread, children ran through the streets crying, “The saint is dead! The saint is dead!”
buried at the church of San Francesco di Lucera
Venerated
1 June 1891 by Pope Leo XIII (decree of heroic virtues)
Beatified
15 April 1951 by Pope Pius XII
Canonized
13 April 1986 by Pope John Paul II
Patronage
Lucera, Italy