Blessed Angelo bore witness to the holiness of the Augustinian
Order from its very beginnings.
Very little is known, unfortunately, of this Augustinian
friar, who was born in Borgo San Sepolcro, Umbria, Italy, and entered the
Augustinian Order around 1254. He lived during the time of Saint Nicholas
Historians record that Blessed Angelo was sent to offer
assistance in the Province of England and died in his native town around
1306. Herrera, the famous Augustinian historian, describes him “as
a beautiful flower on the branches of the Augustinian tree.”
His body was first venerated in the church of Saint Augustine,
and after 1555 in the newer monastery of Saint Clare. It seems that his
cult, confirmed on 27 July 1921, began with his death. Around 1311 there
already existed at the Augustinian church of San Sepolcro a confraternity
of Our Lady “and glorious Saint Angelo.” Diocesan bishops who
examined his body in the seventeenth century found it still incorrupt.
Angelo was noted especially for the virtues of humility,
a childlike innocence, the spirit of poverty, and apostolic zeal.
His feast is celebrated by the Augustinian Family on 3 October.