Robert of Soleto, Bl.

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Celestine monk (also known as Robert of Sala, Salle), b. Sala, Italy 1273; d. Morrone, July 18, 1341. He received the monastic habit from Peter of Morrone in 1289. When the latter was elected Pope celestine v in 1294, Robert declined the cardinal's hat, for which petrarch commended him in his De vita solitaria (2.3, ch.18). As prior and general procurator of the celestines, Robert was the founder of monasteries and hospices for the sick and orphans. Contemporaries revered him for his mortification and devotion to the Sacred Passion.

Feast: July 18.

Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum July 4:498509. a. m. zimmerman, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige, 4 vol. (Metten 193338) 2:470471, 473. j. l. baudot and l. chaussin, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes, 12 vol. (Paris 193556) 7:408.

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