Blessed Angelo Carletti

Blessed Angelo CarlettiAlso known as

  • Angelo of Chiavasso
  • Angelus…
  • Antonio…



Born to the Italian nobility, Antonio studied law at Bologna, Italy, and practised in the Monferrato region of Italy. Elected senator, he abandoned the office and his practice to become a Franciscan monk at Santa Maria del Monte in Genoa, Italy, taking the name Brother Angelo, selling his inheritance and gaving the proceeds to the poor. Noted theologian. Papal nuncio for Pope Sixtus IV and Pope Innocent VIII. Preached a Crusade against invading Turks. Preached against Waldensianism and usurious money lenders. Wrote Cases of Conscience, a dictionary of moral theology. Friend, confessor and spiritual director of Blessed Paula Gambara Costa; her husband received a miraculous cure at the grave site and through the intervention of Father Angelo.





MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Angelo Carletti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2021. Web. 22 September 2021. <>