Book of Saints – Andrew Corsini

portrait of Saint Andreas Corsini, by Guido Reni, c.1633; Galleria Corsini, now Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Bishop (February 4) (14th century) A member of the Corsini family, one of the most illustrious of Florence. After an early life wasted in dissipation, he entered the Carmelite Order (A.D. 1318). For forty years he spent himself in doing penance and in preaching. He was then chosen Bishop of Fiesole (a small town near Florence). As Bishop he redoubled his penances and prayers, nor sought any respite from his energetic labours as a pastor of souls, being in particular remarkable for his charity to the poor. He died January 6, A.D. 1373, and was canonised A.D. 1629. Clement XII of the Corsini family built a magnificent chapel dedicated to him in Saint John Lateran’s in Rome, and his Feast is kept in the Universal Church on February 4.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Andrew Corsini”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2012. Web. 24 January 2019. <>