Blessed Giacomo Bianconi of Mevania

Blessed Giacomo BianconiAlso known as

  • Giacomo Bianconi da Bevagna
  • James Bianconi
  • James of Bevagna
  • Jacobus de Blanconibus de Mevania



Joined the Dominicans at Spoleto, Italy at age 16 in 1236, choosing a life of extreme poverty even by Dominican standards. Founder and first prior of a Dominican friary in Mevania, Italy. Aided survivors and refugees in Mevania after it was sacked by emporer Frederick II in 1248. Helped quash the return of the Nicholaites anti-montanist heresy in Umbria, Italy. Reputed miracle worker.




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Merciful God, the sure hope of eternal salvation, you gave Blessed James courage. Show the same mercy to us that being washed in the blood of our Redeemer we may be counted among the sheep at your right hand for ever. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. – General Calendar of the Order of Preachers

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Giacomo Bianconi of Mevania“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 June 2019. Web. 25 October 2020. <>