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St THOMAS-OF-VILLANOVA

Christian Saint

Archbishop of Valencia.

On first joining the Augustinians, he took his vows of poverty very seriously. Helping the needy was always top priority.

When he was elected Archbishop he turned up on foot wearing a tatty old habit. He then sold off the sumptuous furnishings of his new position to raise money for hospitals.

He had a special interest in foundlings and rewarded servants who brought them to his attention, after which he kept a check on their progress.

As he was dying, he even gave away his bed to the local jail — with the provision that he’d like to borrow it until the moment he was called away.

St THOMAS-OF-VILLANOVA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : THOMAS-OF-VILLANOVA
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1488-1555
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 144

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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