Blessed Clement of Osimo

detail of a portrait of Blessed Clement of Osimo, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Priest. Joined the Congregation of Hermits of Brettino, which in 1256 merged with the Augustinian Hermits. Chosen the Augustinian Provincial Prior of the Marches of Ancona, Italy in 1269. Chosen the third Augustinian Prior General on Pentecost Sunday 1271, and served till 1274, visiting houses throughout Italy and France, and participating in the Second Council of Lyons in 1274. Unanimously chosen Augustinian Prior General in 1284, and served in that position the rest of his life. He worked tireless for years with Blessed Augustine of Tarano to revise the constitutions of the Order, implementing them in 1290; they stood for centuries before a new revision was needed. As a leader, he insisted on proper observance of the Augustinian Rule, and worked to found Augustinian houses for women. He encouraged his brother friars to become educated, improved the training of Augustinian novices, founded five Augustinian schools, and supported the creation of libraries. He had a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and passed some of that along to the tradition of the Augustinians. Miracle worker.




MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Clement of Osimo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 May 2021. Web. 27 July 2021. <>