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  Bernardino of Siena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While he was studying civil and canon law in Siena, he worked in the hospital of Santa Maria della Scala throughout the bubonic plague outbreak of 1400 and even urged other young men to stay and help.
Despite a Papal Bull issued by Eugene IV in 1443 and which charged Bernardine to preach the indulgence for the Crusade against the Turks, there is no record of his having done so.
Bernardine laboured strenuously to spread the Observant branch of the Friars Minor from the outset of his religious life: but, contrary to what is sometimes stated, he was not its founder.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bernardine_of_Siena   (1594 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Bernardine of Siena
In 1433 Bernardine accompanied the Emperor Sigismund to Rome for the latter's coronation.
Bernardine had laboured strenuously to spread this branch of the Friars Minor from the outset of his religious life, but it is erroneous to style him its founder since the origin of the Observants may be traced back to the middle of the fourteenth century.
The "Life" of St. Bernardine attributed to St. John himself, and the one transcribed by Surius in his "Vita SS." (1618), V, 267-281, as well as the tributes to Bernardine of Pius II and St. Antoninus and the acts of his canonization are found in vol.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02505b.htm   (2335 words)

 Bernardine of Siena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Bernardine of Siena - St. Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444) is the patron of the college.
The original name of the college was St. Bernardine of Siena College and the friary is St. Bernardine of Siena Friary.
Bernardine of Siena was a Franciscan Friar who lived at the end of the 14th and beginning of the 15th centuries.
www.siena.edu /friary/glossbernardine.htm   (111 words)

 Our Patron: St Bernardine of Siena
Biography II :Organizer, administrator and leader, a youthful Bernardine ran the local hospital in Tuscany, coping with the distresses of the plague at the close of the fourteenth century.
Bernardine, no doubt happy to see this interest, and apparently secure in the action of the Holy Spirit through him, would stop and let the man catch up from time to time during his homilies in the village square!
Bernardine left a lasting symbol to the Church because of his devotion to the Holy Eucharist.
www.stbernardine.org /patron.htm   (966 words)

 St. Bernardine of Siena - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
Bernardine, by contrast, seems more like a human dynamo who simply took on the needs of the world.
Bernardine offered to run the hospital and, with the help of other young men, nursed patients there for four months.
There is danger that we see only the whirlwind of activity in the Bernardines of faith—taking care of the sick, preaching, studying, administering, always driving—and forget the source of their energy.
www.americancatholic.org /Features/SaintOfDay/default.asp?id=1389   (612 words)

 St. Bernardine of Siena - Catholic Online
Bernardine, who had come to Siena to study, threw himself into prayer and fasting to discover what God wanted him to do.
The Franciscans were known as missionary preachers, but Bernardine did very little preaching with because of a voice that was weak and hoarse.
Bernardine refused several cities that wanted him as bishop but he was unable to avoid being named vicar general of his order.
www.catholic.org /saints/saint.php?saint_id=7   (1109 words)

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