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Blessed Laurence of Ripafratta September 26th

posted 25 Sep 2013, 12:31 by Lay Doms   [ updated 25 Sep 2013, 12:33 ]

Friar and Priest

Blessed Lawrence was born at Ripafratta, near Pisa, in 1373. When already a deacon he entered the Order at Pisa with the encouragement of Blessed John Dominic. After some years of preaching he was appointed master of novices at Cortona where he trained such friars as Saint Antoninus and Fra Angelico. He served as prior and lector at Fiesole and in 1425 moved to Pistoia where he was appointed vicar general of the reformed priories. He remained there until his death on September 27, 1456