Blessed Ranieri Rasini

detail of the painting 'Blessed Ranieri Delivering the Poor from a Prison in Florence' by Stefano di Giovanni di Consolo da Cortona, early 15th century; Musée du Louvre, Paris, France; photographed by Sailko on 15 November 2013; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Ranieri of Aretino
  • Ranieri of Arezzo
  • Ranieri of Borgo
  • Ranieri of Sansepolcro
  • Raniero…
  • Ranier…



Franciscan Friar Minor who served as his convent porter and beggar in Borgo San Sepolcro (modern Sansepolcro), Italy. He was known for his humility, poverty, patience and service to the poor.

Among the miracles attributed to him was the resurrection from the dead of two children, which led to his patronage of women in labour who sought his protection for their new children. In 2004, on the 700th anniversary of his death, the bell in the tower of the San Francesco church was dedicated to Ranier, and it is rung each time there is a birth in the town.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Ranieri Rasini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 February 2019. Web. 23 September 2021. <>