Book of Saints – Andrew Avellino


ANDREW AVELLINO (Saint) (November 10) (17th century) Born at Castelnuovo in the Kingdom of Naples, he received in Baptism the name of Lancelot, but changed it to Andrew on joining the Order of the Theatines. His zeal and eloquence gained for him the special friendship and esteem of Saint Charles Borromeo and of other prominent Ecclesiastics of his time. Commissioned to reform abuses in Church discipline and to establish houses of his Order throughout Italy, he laboured all his life with great success and advantage to the Church. His preaching was helped by God with the working of many miracles, and he had the gift of prophecy in a remarkable degree. Worn out at last with fatigue and old age, he died at the Altar when beginning Mass (Nov. 10, A.D. 1608), being then in his eightieth year. He wrote several ascetical works, and has left some volumes of sermons. His relics are enshrined in the Church of Saint Paul at Naples.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Andrew Avellino”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2012. Web. 16 January 2019. <>