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Blessed Anthony Della Chiesa

Blessed Anthony Della Chiesa

Photo – Western Dominican Province

Friar and Priest

A member of the noble Della Chiesa family, Blessed Anthony was born at San Germano, Italy in 1394 and received the Dominican habit at Vercelli in 1417. He served as prior in several convents of the Order and labored to restore the regular life. He was known for his gentle, yet firm treatment of human frailty. He died on January 22, 1459.

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