Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Blessed Ruggiero da Todi (? to Jan. 5, 1237)

I often wonder why some saints-to-be remain forever in Blessed mode. One example that comes to mind is Blessed Ruggiero da Todi (Roger of Todi).
He was a close friend of St. Francis of Assisi and received his habit from him, which I feel should be enough to move the process along.
St. Francis of Assisi also named Blessed Ruggiero the spiritual director of the Blessed Phillipa Mareris Community at Rieti, Italy.
Blessed Ruggiero died in Todi on Jan. 5, 1237. His feast day is celebrated on Jan. 5.

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