Bl. Antonia of Florence
February 29, Blessed


Beatification date: 1847 by Pope Blessed Pius IX (cultus confirmed)


Born 1400 at Florence, Italy.  Married and a mother of one. Widowed twice. Franciscan tertiary. Poor Clare nun. Spiritual student of Saint John Capitran. Abbess at Aquila, Italy from 1433 to 1447. Founded a Observant-oriented house of Poor Clares in Aquila. Sick the last 15 years of her life.

She died on  February 29, 1472 in her convent at Aquila, Italy of natural causes.


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