Category: Servite Saints & Blesseds

December 10 – Blessed Jerome of Sant’ Angelo in Vado

Blessed Jerome was born in Sant’ Angelo in Vado, Italy, at the beginning of the fifteenth century. While still a youth, he entered the Servite monastery in his native town, and after completing his studies he returned there as a priest. Jerome is best known for his love of silence and solitude, his spirit of prayer, and his ability as a spiritual director. He died about 1468 and his cult was approved by Pius VI in 1775.

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October 25 – Blessed John Angelo Porro

John Angelo Porro was born in the Duchy of Milan in the year 1451. After her had received the habit in the Order of Servants of Mary, he lived for a time in the priory of St Mary, Milan, and later was sent to the priory in Florence. Later still, he withdrew to Monte Senario so that he might give his whole life to penance and contemplation. After living at Monte Senario for almost twenty years he returned to Milan where he engaged in the careful preparation of young children in Christian doctrine.

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October 3 – Blessed Maria Guadalupe Ricart Olmos


Maria Guadalupe was born in Albal, Valencia, Spain on February 23, 1881. Early in life she expressed the desire to dedicate herself entirely to God. In 1896 she was received as a postulant in the convent of contemplative Servite nuns in Valencia. She pronounced her perpetual vows on June 19, 1900. In the convent she held various offices including that of mistress of novices and prioress.

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October 1 – Blessed Cecilia Eusepi (1910-1928)

Cecilia Eusepi was born in Monte Romano (Viterbo) on February 17, 1910 and died at Nepi on October 1, 1928. Her eighteen years of life were filled with signs of the Divine Favor that began when she was five years old. Until 1915 she lived with her mother in their home village. Her father died when she was only six weeks old and her mother’s brother, her uncle, took the place of her father. His name was Filippo Mannucci.

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