Thomas of Celano


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, fl. 13th cent., Italian Franciscan friar. One of the first companions of St. Francis, he wrote the two principal lives of St. Francis, one for Gregory IX and the other for the minister general of the order. He was an early Franciscan missionary to Germany.
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Thomas of Celano

(chālä`nō), fl. 13th cent., Italian Franciscan friar. One of the first companions of St. FrancisFrancis, Saint,
or Saint Francis of Assisi
, 1182?–1226, founder of the Franciscans, one of the greatest Christian saints, b. Assisi, Umbria, Italy. Early Life
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, he wrote the two principal lives of St. Francis, one for Gregory IX and the other for the minister general of the order. He was an early Franciscan missionary to Germany. He probably composed the sequence Dies iraeDies irae
[Lat.,=day of wrath], hymn of the Roman Catholic Church. A part of the Requiem Mass, it is a powerful description of the Judgment and a prayer to Jesus for mercy. Suggested in part by Zeph. 1.14–16, it was probably written by Thomas of Celano.
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 and its celebrated plainsong.
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Francis of Assisi, written by fellow friar Thomas of Celano, recounts an event in the Italian town of Greccio in 1223 that continues to influence the material culture of our Christmas festivities.
Francis' first biographer, Thomas of Celano, wrote in 1229: "When he found abundance of flowers, he preached to them and invited them to praise the Lord as though they were endowed with reason.
Thomas of Celano, who was received into the Order by St.
The story featured in a hagiography by Thomas of Celano and was depicted in a panel painting of 1360 by Guido da Siena, which shows the saint with a monstrance of the Holy Eucharist, the dazzling sight of which caused the infidels to retreat in disarray.
14) Drawing from the Second Life (I, 6, 11) by Thomas of Celano, Valla clarifies the moral focus of assumptions.
The corpus of writings composed between 1209 (the oral rule as described by Thomas of Celano in the First Vita (6)) and circa 1264 (the date of St.
But the actual figure of Francis is consistent with the standard type derived from Thomas of Celano, almost surprisingly so.
7) Francis's biographer, Thomas of Celano (writing less than a decade after the death of Francis), called the war between Assisi and Perugia "a great massacre.
Nor was this an unfitting vision," wrote Assisi biographer Thomas of Celano, "for in the hearts of many the child Jesus really had been forgotten, but now, by his grace and through his servant Francis, he had been brought back to life.
The Canticle of the Sun appears first in the historical record in a reference made by Thomas of Celano in his Vita Prima in AD1228.
is fair to both Thomas of Celano and Bonaventure, neither of whom may be classified as Spirituals.
It seems odd that the role of prophecy in the Second Life of Francis by Thomas of Celano has been so little studied, in view of the importance of the two vitae of Celano.