Peter de Regalado

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Peter de Regalado
San Pedro Regalado - Santa Maria del Pi - Barcelona 2014.JPG
Statue in the church of Santa Maria del Pi.
Born 1390
Valladolid, Spain
Died 30 March 1456
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 11 March 1684, Saint Peter's Basilica, Papal States by Pope Innocent XI
Canonized 29 June 1746, Saint Peter's Basilica, Papal States by Pope Benedict XIV
Feast 13 May
Attributes Flames bursting from his heart

Saint Peter de Regalado (Spanish: San Pedro Regalado; Latin Regalatus) (1390 – 30 March 1456) was a Franciscan (friar minor) and reformer. He was born at Valladolid, Spain.

His parents were of noble birth and conspicuous for their wealth and virtue. Having lost his father in his early youth, he was piously educated by his mother. At the age of ten years Peter begged to be admitted into the Conventual Franciscans, which favour was granted him three years afterwards in the convent of his native town. In 1404, he became one of the first disciples of Pedro de Villacreces, who in 1397 had introduced into Spain the reform of the observance of which he became one of the most zealous propagators.

In the newly founded convent at Aguilera, Peter found the life of solitude, prayer, and eminent poverty, which had always been the greatest object of his desire. In 1415, he became superior of the convent at Aguilera and, on the death of Pedro de Villacreces (1422), the convent at Tribulos (del Abroyo). He observed nine Lents, fasting on bread and water, and was endowed with the gift of miracles and prophecy and of every virtue.

When his body was exhumed 36 years after his death, at the insistence of Isabella the Catholic, it was found incorrupt and placed in a more precious tomb.

He was beatified by Pope Innocent XI on 11 March 1684, and canonized by Pope Benedict XIV on 29 June 1746.

His feast is celebrated 13 May, the day of the translation of his body. In art he is represented with flames bursting from his heart.


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