Saint Lawrence Giustiniani

[Saint Lawrence Giustiniani]Also known as

  • Laurence Giustiniani
  • Lawrence Justinian
  • Lorenzo Giustiniani
  • Patriarch of Venice

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Born to the Venetian nobility; his ancestors had fled Constantinople for political reasons. Against his widowed mother‘s wishes, he chose against marriage and for the religious life. Augustinian canon regular at San Giorgio, Alga, Italy in 1400. Spent his days wandering the island, begging for the poor. Ordained in 1406. Noted preacher and teacher of the faith. Held assorted administrative positions within his Order. Reluctant bishop of Castello, Italy in 1433. General of the canons regular. Bishop of Grado, Italy in 1451; the see was then moved to Venice, Italy, and Laurence was named archbishop and patriarch by Pope Nicholas V. Noted writer on mystical contemplation. Had the gift of prophecy. Miracle worker.

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  • “Saint Lawrence Giustiniani“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 February 2014. Web. 25 December 2014. <>