Saint Simon of Lipnicza, July 18

Saint Simon of Lipnica

Saint Simon of Lipnica

1437, Lipnica, Murowana, Malopolskie, Poland-July 18, 1482, Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland

Simon early felt drawn to religious life. After hearing a sermon by Saint John Capistran, he joined the Franciscan Friars Minors (Observants). Priest. Known as a powerful preacher. He died tending the sick during a plague epidemic.

He was Beatified on February 24, 1685 (cultus confirmed) by Blessed Pope Innocent XI and re-confirmed on 20 December 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI.

He was Canonized on June 3, 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

Additional Information
15th-Century Franciscan to Be Canonized
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
For All The Saints, by Katherine Rabenstein
Kirken i Norge – norwegian
Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson

Source: Saints

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