Born to the the wealthy nobility and a law student in Bologna, Italy, he gave up the worldly life in 1222 to be a spiritual student of Saint Francis of Assisi, and one of the first Franciscan friars. Priest. Close friend and advisor to Saint Francis, and was present at Saint Francis‘ deathbed. Minister Provincial of the Franciscans in the Marches of Ancona, Italy, he was known for pushing a joyful adherence to the Franciscan Rule. Enthusiastic and tireless speaker, preacher and evangelist. He spent his later years in Muccia, Italy, living near the hermitage of Saint James the Apostle.
- “Blessed Rizziero of Muccia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 February 2017. Web. 25 April 2017. <>