Saint Francesco Antonio Fasani
- Also known as
Francis Anthony Fasani
- 27 November
- 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!"
- 6 August 1681 in Lucera, Foggia, Italy as Antony Fasani
- 29 November 1742 in Lucera, Foggia, Italy of natural causes
- 1 June 1891
- 15 April 1951 by Pope Pius XII
- 13 April 1986 by Pope John Paul II
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Kirken i Norge
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
- Gallery of images of Saint Francesco
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- In his preaching he spoke in a familiar way, filled as he was with the love of God and neighbor; fired by the Spirit, he made use of the words and deed of Holy Scripture, stirring his listeners and moving them to do penance.
a witness to his preaching, recorded in the investigation for his canonization
Francesco made the love taught us by Christ the fundamental characteristic of his existence, the basic criterion of his thought and activity, the supreme summit of his aspirations.
Pope John Paul II