Book of Saints – Seven Founders of the Servite Order

detail from a 1940's Italian holy card of the Seven Founders of the Servants of Mary, artist unknownArticle

(Saints) (February 11) (13th century) Seven Florentine noblemen, Bonajuncta Mannetti, Manettus of Antella, Amideus Amidei, Uguccio Uguccioni, Sostineus Sostinei and Alexius Falconieri, who (A.D. 1233) retired from the world and laid the foundations of the illustrious Order of Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known as Servites. The Order was afterwards approved by Pope Innocent IV. Their life was one of singular austerity, and their great devotion that to the Seven Dolours of Our Blessed Lady. The Order quickly spread, especially in Italy, and brought forth many holy men, eminent for their zeal and for their successful missionary labours. The Seven Holy Founders, each famous for the working of miracles, though they died in different years, have always shared a single tomb. They had for six hundred years been venerated as Saints, when Pope Leo XIII solemnly canonised them (A.D. 1888).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Seven Founders of the Servite Order”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2017. Web. 27 February 2017. <>