Angelus de Scarpetis, Bl.
ANGELUS DE SCARPETIS, BL.
Augustinian; b. Borgo San Sepolcro, Umbria, Italy, date unknown; d. there, 1306. Angelus's surname has, in the past, been taken more often from his town (Angelus of Borgo San Sepolcro) or region (Angelus of Hetruria) than from his noble family. He became a hermit of St. Augustine c. 1254. The virtues for which he was most noted were humility, a childlike innocence, the spirit of poverty, and apostolic zeal. He supposedly went to England and established a number of houses of his order there; but the source for this tradition cannot be ascertained. He reputedly worked miracles even during his lifetime. His cult was confirmed July 27, 1921.
Feast: Feb. 15 or Oct. 1.
Bibliography: f. roth, The English Austin Friars, 1249–1538 2 v. (New York 1961–), v.1 History, v.2 Sources (1961). Acta Apostolicae Sedis 13 (1921) 443–446. j. lanteri, Postrema saecula sex religionis Augustinianae 3 v. (Tolentino-Rome 1858–60) 1:60–61. a. butler, The Lives of the Saints 1:345.
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