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Saint Andrew Avellino

Born: 1521 in Castronuovo, Basilicata

Died: November 10, 1608

Beatified: 1624 by Pope Urban VIII

Canonized: 1712 by Pope Clement XI

Feast Day: November 10

Patronages: Invoked against sudden death
PLACES: Naples, Sicily

Andrew Avellino was born at Castronuovo, In Naples, Italy in 1521. After earning doctorates in both civil and canon law, he was ordained and was assigned to work in the ecclesiastical courts.

in 1556, Andrew took up pastoral work. Later, he joined the Theatines in Naples. At one time, he was named superior there, and he worked hard to improve the quality of the community.

In 1570, Andrew founded houses in Milan and Piacenza where his reform policies were successful. in 1582, he went back to Naples and lived out his life there, ministering to the people with great compassion and effecting many conversions. He died in Naples on November 10, 1608.

PRAYER: O God, in Your plan of salvation for all people, You ask us to share the task of spreading Your Word. Through the intercession of Your Priest Saint Andrew Avellino, may we always live so as to reflect Your Gospel values. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.