Andrea Lancelotto Avellino CRth , also Latinized as Andreas Avellinus , in the German-speaking area also Andreas Avellino (* 1521 in Castronuovo di Sant'Andrea in the province of Potenza ; † November 10, 1608 in Naples ) was an Italian order priest of the Theatine order . He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church .
Andrea Avellino studied law and then represented cases before the ecclesiastical court . In 1556 he joined the Theatine Order, which was newly founded at that time, and from then on worked as a missionary and preacher throughout Italy . Within the order he was very respected and also held high offices, for a time he held the office of general of the order . Andrea Avellino died of a stroke while he was reading Holy Mass .
Andrea Avellino's tomb is in the Church of San Paolo Maggiore in Naples. Avellino was beatified by Pope Urban VIII in 1624 , and by Pope Clement XI in 1712 . canonized. His feast day is November 10th.
- Rosa Giorgi: Le petit livre des saints . Larousse, Paris 2006, ISBN 2-03-582665-9
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Avellino, Andrea Lancelotto; Avellinus, Andreas|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian religious priest, missionary and religious general|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1521|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Castronuovo di Sant'Andrea|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 10, 1608|
|Place of death||Naples|