Blessed Nevolo of Faenza

detail of a statue of Blessed Nevolo of Faenza, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Nevolo of Tavensia
  • Nevolone…
  • Novellone…
  • Nevolonius…



Son of a craftsman. Layman cobbler who led a dissolute life in his youth and early married life. However, a serious illness at age 24 caused him to re-evaluate his life; he had a conversion experience, repented his early life, and dedicated himself to God, penance and prayer. He became a Franciscan tertiary, and converted his wife to an active faith. His charity to the poor nearly ruined his business. Pilgrim to many holy sites, and made the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela eleven times. Widower. Franciscan lay brother. Camaldolese hermit at the monastery of San Maglorio in Faenza, Italy where his reputation for piety and wisdom continued to grow.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Nevolo of Faenza“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 August 2017. Web. 9 December 2021. <>