St. Francesco Antonio Fasani


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 11/27


Also known as
    Antony Fasani
    Francis Anthony Fasani
    Francis Fasani

Memorial

    27 November

Profile

    A pious child. Entered the Conventual Franciscan order in 1695, taking the name Francis. Ordained in 1705. Taught philosophy to younger friars, served as guardian of his friary, provincial of the order, master of novices, and finally pastor in his hometown. Sought after confessor and preacher, a loyal friend of the poor, never hesitating to seek from benefactors what was needed. A mystic, known for his deep prayer life and supernatural gifts, he was known to levitate while praying. At his death, children ran through the streets crying, "The saint is dead! The saint is dead!"

Born

    6 August 1681 in Lucera, Foggia, Italy as Antony Fasani

Died

    29 November 1742 in Lucera, Foggia, Italy of natural causes

Venerated

    1 June 1891

Beatified

    15 April 1951 by Pope Pius XII

Canonized

    13 April 1986 by Pope John Paul II


All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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