Saint Theophilus of Corte

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Theophilus of Corte
Alando st Théophile de Corte.jpg
Born 30 October 1676
Corte, Corsica, Republic of Genoa
Died 17 June 1740(1740-06-17) (aged 63)
Corte, Corsica, Republic of Genoa
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 19 January 1896, Saint Peter's Basilica, Kingdom of Italy by Pope Leo XIII
Canonized 29 June 1930, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City by Pope Pius XI
Feast 19 May
Attributes Franciscan habit

Saint Theophilus of Corte (30 October 1676 – 17 June 1740) was a Roman Catholic friar born as Biagio Arrighi in Corsica in the Republic of Genoa. He was born into a rich household and his parents were nobles.

He studied under the Franciscans in 1693 and was assigned to a Franciscan retreat house after his ordination into the priesthood in Naples.[1] He was a reformer who become known for his preaching and evangelization efforts and also established other retreat houses throughout Corsica and Tuscany.[2]

He was beatified on 19 January 1896 by Pope Leo XIII and was canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pius XI on 29 June 1930.