Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blessed Andrew Abellon

Blessed Andrew Abellon

Memorial
15 May
Profile
In his youth he got to listen to the preaching of Saint Vincent Ferrer. Dominican at Saint Maximin monastery. Priest. Prior of Saint Mary Magdalen monastery, Provence, France, a noted pilgrimage site; tradition says it is one of the places where Saint Mary Magdalen went after the Crucifixion, and the monastery laid claim to her relics. Supported missionaries and preached home missions. Noted artist in his day, especially known for his manuscript illuminations.
Born
1375 at Saint Maximin, Provence, France
Died
15 May 1450 at Aix-en-Provence, France of natural causes; buried in the Church of the Magdalen; his tomb became known as a site of miraculous cures
Name Meaning
strong, manly (Andrew)
Beatified
1902 (cultus confirmed)
Patronage
against fever
Prayers
God of all truth, you chose Blessed Andrew to preach the gospel of peace and to promote the regular life. By the help of his prayers may we devote ourselves to proclaiming the faith and bearing the yoke of Christ with fidelity. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. - General Calendar of the Order of Preachers

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