Blessed Andrea Gallerani

Blessed Andrea GalleraniAlso known as

  • Andrew Gallerani
  • Andrew de’Gallerani
  • Andre d’Gallerani



Born to the nobility, he was a distinguished soldier. Exiled for killing a blasphemer with his sword, Andrea devoted the rest of his life to penitential acts of mercy. When he was allowed to return home to Siena, Italy, he founded a hospital and the Frati della Misericordia (Brothers of Mercy) to serve there; the Brothers wore a cloak bearing a cross and the letter “M”; their association died out in 1308.




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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Andrea Gallerani“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 January 2022. Web. 27 January 2022. <>