St. Vincent Ferrer

st_vincent_FerrerThis great Dominican of the Fourteenth Century (died 1419), calling himself “the Angel of the Judgment” when two or more aspirants claimed the papal throne, brought back to repentance by his powerful preaching and miracles, a great multitude of the faithful. At first he favored the anti-pope, Benedict XIII, to whom his was confessor, but later realizing the claim of the ambitious Spaniard to be indefensible, he left him and foretold that the skull of the anti-pope would be tossed about the street by children as a plaything. Continue reading