Saint Cesidio Giacomantonio

Saint Cesidio GiacomantonioAlso known as

  • Angelo



Born to Giovanni and Maria Loreta Antonucci. Early feeling a call to religious life, Angelo joined the Franciscan Friars Minor (Reformed) at the convent of San Angelo in Ocre, Italy at age 15. He made his initial vows on 21 November 1891, age 18, taking the name Brother Cesidio in honour of Saint Caesidius, and his solemn profession on 8 December 1892. After further studies, he was ordained a priest in the archdiocese of L’Aquila, Italy in 1897.

Assigned first to the convent in Capestrano, Italy, in 1898 he was sent to Rome, Italy to study at the International College of San Antonio to prepare for work as a missionary. On 22 October 1899, he and two other brothers sailed for China. There he worked in the small community of Tong-siang until the anti-Catholic persecutions of the Boxer Rebellion overran the area. He was seized by the Boxer forces while trying to protect the Blessed Sacrament, stoned, beaten and murdered. Martyr.






Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Cesidio Giacomantonio“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 July 2021. Web. 30 November 2021. <>