Spadafora, Dominic, Bl.
SPADAFORA, DOMINIC, BL.
Dominican preacher; b. Randazzo, near Mt. Etna in Sicily, 1450; d. Monte Cerignone in Urbino, Dec. 21, 1521. He entered the Order of Preachers at St. Zita's Priory in Palermo. After ordination, he went to Padua, where he taught for several years. He then returned to Palermo, as the center of missionary work among the people of Sicily, for eight years. In 1487 he obtained the degree of master in theology and was called to Rome as assistant to Master General Joachim Torriani. Together they worked on the reform of the order until 1491, when Spadafora was commissioned to found a monastery of strict observance at Monte Cerignone near the shrine of Our Lady of Grace, and thus he was spared involvement in savonarola's tragic course toward execution for sedition and heresy. For 30 years he served as prior at the monastery and as missionary preacher to the people of central Italy. He was memorable for his wisdom, his ascetic spirit, and the constancy of his zeal for souls. Benedict XV beatified him Jan. 12, 1921.
Feast: Oct. 12, formerly Oct. 3.
Bibliography: a. butler, The Lives of the Saints, rev. ed. h. thurston and d. attwater (New York, 1956) 4:21–22. j. quÉtif and j. Échard, Sciptores Ordinis Praeddicatorum, 5 v. (Paris 1719–23); repr. 2 v. in 4 (New York 1959) 2.1:333. g. gieraths, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner, 10v. (2d, new ed. Freiburg 1957–65) 3:483. Acta Apostolicae Sedis 13 (1921) 104–108. r. diaccini, Vita del B. Domenico Spadafora (Foligno 1921).
[g. m. gray]
"Spadafora, Dominic, Bl.." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 17, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/spadafora-dominic-bl
"Spadafora, Dominic, Bl.." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Retrieved October 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/spadafora-dominic-bl
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.