Book of Saints – Manettus

detail from a 1940's Italian holy card of the Seven Founders of the Servants of Mary, artist unknownArticle

(Saint) (August 20) (13th century) A Florentine merchant who became one of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order. He is known in Italy as San Manetto d’Antella. He changed his name from Benedetto to Manetto on his receiving the Religious habit. From Provincial of Tuscany he became General of his Order. He attended the Council of Lyons (A.D. 1246) as Procurator of the Servites, and at the request of Saint Louis introduced the Order into France. In A.D. 1267 he resigned his Generalate to Saint Philip Benizi, and died in the following year at Monte Senario, the chief Servite Convent.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Manettus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 17 September 2021. <>