Blessed Daniele di Calabria

statue of Blessed Daniele di Calabria, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Daniele Fasanella
  • Deniele of Ceuta



Priest who joined the Franciscans in 1219. In 1224 he helped found the convent of Santa Maria del Soccorso near Rogliano, Italy. He helped found the convent of Gerace Superiore. Provincial superior of Calabria, Italy.

Called to missionary work, he was one of a group of seven Friars Minor who tried to bring the faith to Muslims in the area of Ceuta, Spain, which borders on modern Morocco. Initially treated as madmen, especially since they were street-preaching in Latin and Italian, within three weeks they were ordered to convert to Islam, and when they would not, they were first abused in the streets, then arrested, tortured and executed. Martyr.





MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Daniele di Calabria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 November 2020. Web. 24 January 2021. <>