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Saints of Carmel

St. Andrew Corsini - Friar & Bishop

Saint Andrew depicted at the Domus Carmelitana in Rome

Andrew was born at the beginning of the fourteenth century in Florence and entered the Carmelite Order there. He was elected provincial of Tuscany at the general chapter in Metz in 1348. He was made bishop of Fiesole, near Florence, on October 13th 1349 and gave the Church a wonderful example of love, apostolic zeal, prudence and love of the poor. He died on 6th January 1374. His tomb in the Carmine (Carmelite Friary) in Florence is a place of pilgrimage to this day.

Ceramic of Andrew Corsini by Adam Kossowski at Aylesford Priory

Let us pray

God our Father,
you reveal that those who work for peace
will be called your children.
Through the prayers of St. Andrew Corsini,
who excelled as a peacemaker
help us to work without ceasing
for that justice which brings truth and lasting peace.
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.
Amen.