(Saint) (August 23) (13th century) A Florentine Saint, the ornament and great propagator of the then newly founded Order of Servites, in which he made his Religious Profession (A.D. 1243), in due time becoming its Father General. Saint Philip was not only wonderful for his sanctity of life, but also a learned and exceedingly able man, so much so that the Cardinals chose him for Pope at the death of Clement IV. This dignity, however, he in his humility declined. He died at Todi, August 22, A.D. 1285.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Philip Benizi”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 August 2016. Web. 30 April 2017. <>