Skip to main content

Popes Bio

Celestine IV - (1241)

Saint Biography

Celestine IV Pope for 15 days in 1241, Celestine IV was born Goffredo Castiglione in Milan and may have been a nephew of Urban III. Celestine is said to have ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

(GOFREDO CASTIGLIONI.)

A native of Milan, nephew of Urban III, and probably a Cistercian ; died 10 November, 1241. He was made cardinal by Gregory IX and succeeded him, 25 October, 1241, at the height of the papal warfare with Emperor Frederick II. He died after a reign of fifteen days.

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Ephesians 6:10-20
Finally, grow strong in the Lord, with the strength of his ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 144:1, 2, 9-10
[Of David] Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who trains my hands for ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 13:31-35
Just at this time some Pharisees came up. 'Go away,' they said. ... Read More

Saint of the Day

October 30 Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez
October 30: Confessor and Jay brother, also called Alonso. He was born in ... Read More