St. Thomas of Villanova


St._Thomas_Giving_Alms_by_Murillo_Norton_Simon_MuseumSt. Thomas of Villanova, Archbishop of Valencia, Spain, was a Religious of the Order of St. Augustine. He was distinguished by his perfect humility and his charity to the poor, whom he gave all he possessed. When he died the very bed on which he lay no longer belonged to him. He had given it a few days before to a poor man, who in his turn allowed him to keep it for a short time that it would still be of use to him. He died September 8, 1555.

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)