Saint Benedict dell’Antella

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

  • Manettus
  • Manetius
  • Manetto



One of the Seven Founders of the Servants of Mary. Attended the Council of Lyons in 1246. Governed the Servites in the Tuscan province in 1260. Took the Servite Order to France at the request of King Saint Louis IX. Fourth prior-general of the Servites. Sent missionaries to Asia. Retired to turn authority over to Saint Philip Benizi.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Benedict dell’Antella“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2015. Web. 31 July 2021. <>