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Simon of Cascia
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Simon of Cascia and Rita of Cascia with Mary and the Child Jesus, by Pier Paolo Agabiti
Ascetic
Born c. 1295, Cascia, Italy
Died 2 February 1348, Florence, Italy
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 1833 by Pope Gregory XVI
Feast 16 February

Blessed Simon of Cascia (or Simeone Fidati) (c. 1295 — 1348) was an ascetic and preacher from Cascia, Italy. He entered the Order of Augustinian Hermits at a young age, where he was known as a model of monastic virtue and for his learning. He was a brilliant preacher, and gave sermons in many places, including Perugia, Bologna, Siena, and Florence. He also worked to reform those involved in prostitution, converting many and founding a "house of penance" for them. In Florence, he founded a woman's convent. Simon was beatified by Pope Gregory XVI in 1833.

Works

Published

  • De gestis Christis
  • Expositio super evangelia
  • De beata Virgine

Unpublished

  • De cognitione peccati
  • Expositio symboli
  • De speculo crucis
  • De conflictu christiano
  • De vita christiana
  • De doctrina christiana

External links

This article incorporates text from the entry Bl. Simon of Cascia in Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, a publication now in the public domain.


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