Isaias Boner of Cracow, Bl.

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ISAIAS BONER OF CRACOW, BL.

Augustinian friar; b. Cracow, Poland, c. 1400; d. there, Feb. 8, 1471. Having joined the augustinians at Kazimiertz in Poland, he was sent in 1419 to study at the University of Padua, where he taught in the order's house of studies after 1422 and was appointed lector in theology in 1424. In 1438 he served as visitor of his province in Poland, and in May 1452 he presided at Regensburg as vicar general over the chapter of the Bavarian province. Meanwhile he had enrolled in 1443 at the University of Cracow, and he taught there as master of theology in 1460 as well as in 1463. He is thought to have written a commentary on the Sentences. His sincere piety, great love of neighbor, life of mortification, zeal for souls, and reputed miracles won him popular veneration even during his lifetime. Pope urban viii authorized the transfer of his body to a distinct chapel, and at that time work began toward his formal beatification, which has not been realized. He is honored with the title "blessed" in Augustinian martyrologies.

Feast: Feb. 8.

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