May 10 - Saint Antonius of Florence

Quick Facts
  • When he first tried to join the Dominicans he was refused due to his poor health.
  • When he persisted, the prior told him he could only enter if he could recite the whole of canon law from memory; a year later, in 1405, after spending his time in study, he recited it and was admitted.
  • Priest.
  • Worked for the reforms of Blessed John Dominic.
  • Vicar of the convent of Foligno in 1414.
  • Prior.
  • Member of the Council of Florence which sought to end the schism between the churches of the east and west.
  • Vicar-General of the Dominicans.
  • Archbishop of Florence, Italy in 1446.
  • Diplomat.
  • Theologian.
  • Healer.
  • Wrote a biography of Blessed John Dominic, a history of the world, and a reference work on moral theology.