New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Augustine Novellus


(Matteo de’ Termini) General of the Hermits of Saint Augustine, born Termini, Sicily; died San Leonardo, near Siena, Italy, 1309. He filled various civil offices, and was appointed chancellor by King Manfred of Sicily, whom he accompanied in his war against Charles of Anjou. He then became an Augustinian monk, and later general of the order, which post he resigned for a life of retirement and prayer. The title Novellus (Latin: new) was a tribute to his virtue and learning. Feast, 19 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Augustine Novellus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 July 2012. Web. 19 March 2019. <>