March 13 - Blessed Agnellus of Pisa

Quick Facts

  • Italian nobility.
  • Received into the Franciscans by Saint Francis himself.
  • Deacon.
  • Custos of the friary in Paris.
  • Appointed by Saint Francis to introduce the Franciscans into England in 1224. With eight associates he established houses in Canterbury and London, then a school for friars in Oxford.
  • Friend of King Henry III.
  • Helped prevent civil war between Henry and Earl Marshall.
  • Known for his personal piety and his strict adherence to the Franciscan Rule, especially on the matter of poverty.
  • Died on the year 1236.
  • Memorial - March 13