Saint Antonius of Florence

[Saint Antonius of Florence]Also known as

  • Antoninus
  • People’s Prelate
  • Protector of the Poor



When he first tried to join the Dominicans he was refused due to his poor health. When he persisted, the prior told him he could only enter if he could recite the whole of canon law from memory; a year later, in 1405, after spending his time in study, he recited it and was admitted. Priest. Worked for the reforms of Blessed John Dominic. Vicar of the convent of Foligno, Italy in 1414. Prior. Member of the Council of Florence which sought to end the schism between the churches of the east and west. Vicar-General of the Dominicans. Archbishop of Florence, Italy in 1446. Diplomat. Theologian. Healer. Wrote a biography of Blessed John Dominic, a history of the world, and a reference work on moral theology.






MLA Citation

  • “Saint Antonius of Florence“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2010. Web. 5 October 2015. <>