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Encyclopedia > Lorenzo Giustiniani

Saint Lorenzo Giustiniani (1381 - 1455), the Laurentius Justinianus (Lawrence Justinian) of the Roman calendar, is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. He was bishop and first Patriarch of Venice. Events June 12 - Peasants Revolt: In England rebels arrive at Blackheath. ... ... no changes . ... The Roman calendar changed its form several times in the time between the foundation of Rome and the fall of the Roman Empire. ... The name Catholic Church can mean a visible organization that refers to itself as Catholic, or the invisible Christian Church, viz. ... Among the Patriarchates in the West, the Pope, as Bishop of Rome is the only truly independent Patriarch. ...


He was a member of the well-known Giustiniani family, which includes several saints. The piety of his mother seems to have served as an inspiration for his later life. In 1400, he entered the congregation of the canons of St. George in Alga. He was admired by his fellows for his poverty, mortification, and fervency of prayer. During this time, the monastery was changed into a congregation of secular canons living in community. After his ordination in 1406, Lawrence was chosen to be the prior of this community., and shortly thereafter he became the general of that congregation. He gave them their consitution, and was so zealous in spreading it that he was looked upon as the actual founder of the order. About the same time he was made by Pope Eugene IV, bishop of Castello; and his episcopate was marked by considerable activity in church extension and reform. In, 1451, pope Nicholas V untied the Diocese of Castello with the Patriarchate of Grado, with the see of the new patriarchate based in Venice with Lawrence as the first patriarch of Venice. On the removal of the patriarchate from Grado to Venice by Nicholas V in 1451, Ga post that he held for over four years. Eugenius IV, né Gabriel Condulmer (1383 - February 23, 1447) was pope from March 3, 1431 to his death. ... Two bishops assist at the Exhumation of Saint Hubert, who was a bishop too, at the église Saint-Pierre in Liège. ... See also Sebastian Castello and Castellón/Castelló in Spain. ... Episcopalian government in the church is rule by a hierarchy of bishops (Greek: episcopoi). ... Nicholas V, né Tomaso Parentucelli (November 15, 1397–March 24, 1455) was pope from March 6, 1447, to March 24, 1455. ... Grado (Gravo in the local Venetian dialect, Grau in Friulian) is a town in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located on a peninsula of the Adriatic Sea between Venice and Trieste. ... Nicholas V, né Tomaso Parentucelli (November 15, 1397–March 24, 1455) was pope from March 6, 1447, to March 24, 1455. ... // Events February 3 - Murad II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire dies and is succeeded by his son Mehmed II. April 11 - Celje acquires market-town status and town rights by orders from the Celje count Frederic II. June 30 - French troops under the Comte de Dunois invade Guyenne and capture...


He died on January 8, 1465, was canonized by Pope Alexander VIII, his festival (semi-duplex) being fixed by Innocent XII for September 5th, the anniversary of his elevation to the bishopric. His works, consisting of sermons, letters and ascetic treatises, have been frequently reprinted,the best edition being that of the Benedictine P. N. A. Giustiniani, published at Venice in 2 vols., 1751. His life has been written by Bernard Giustiniani, by Scipio Maffei and also by the Bollandists. January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events July 13 - Battle of Montlhéry Troops of King Louis XI of France fight inconclusively against an army of the great nobles organized as the League of the Public Weal. ... This article discusses the process of declaring saints. ... Alexander VIII, né Pietro Vito Ottoboni (April 22, 1610 - February 1, 1691), pope from 1689 to 1691, was born of a noble Venetian family, and was the son of Marco Ottoboni, chancellor of the Republic of Venice. ... Innocent XII, né Antonio Pignatelli (March 13, 1615 - September 27, 1700) pope from 1691 to 1700, was the successor of Alexander VIII. He came of a distinguished Neapolitan family and was educated at the Jesuit college in Rome, he in his twentieth year became an official of the court of... A sermon is an oration by a prophet or member of the clergy. ... The word ascetic derives from the ancient Greek term askesis (practice, training or exercise). ... A Benedictine is a person who follows the Rule of St Benedict. ... The Bollandists are an association of Jesuit scholars publishing the Acta Sanctorum (the Lives of the Saints). ...


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This article incorporates text from the public-domain Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913. The Catholic Encyclopedia, also referred to today as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia, is an English-language encyclopedia published in 1913 by The Encyclopedia Press. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Catholic Encyclopedia, also referred to today as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia, is an English-language encyclopedia published in 1913 by The Encyclopedia Press. ...

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