New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Bernardine of Feltre


Born Feltre, Italy, 1439; died Pavia, Italy, 1494. Joining the Franciscans in 1456, he was ordained a priest, 1463, taught in Franciscan schools, and began his missionary labors throughout the larger cities of Italy. He was superior of the province of Venice, 14831484. He is best known as the reorganizer of the charitable lending-houses, called montes pietatis. Emblem: a green hill of three mounds, with a cross on each. Relics at Pavia. Feast, Order of Friars Minor, 28 September.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bernardine of Feltre”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2012. Web. 23 October 2020. <>