Blessed Angelo Tancredi

bas relief image of Blessed Angelo Tancredi, while still a knight, meeting Saint Francis of Assisi, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Angelo of Rieti
  • Angelus…



Born to the nobility, Angelo became a knight. In 1223 he was in service to Cardinal Leone Brancaleone in Rome, Italy where he met Saint Francis of Assisi. He was so taken with the teachings of Francis that he gave up the military life, became one of the first spiritual students of Francis, and one of the first twelve Franciscan friars; he was the first knight to join the Order. One of the authors of the famous Legend of the Three Companions about Francis and the early days of the Franciscans, he nursed Saint Francis during his final illness, and was singing the Canticle to him when he died.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Angelo Tancredi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 February 2019. Web. 26 January 2022. <>