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Sixtus IV - (1471-1484)

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Born in 1414 near Savona, Francesco della Rovere was a Franciscan who taught at several universities and wrote treatises on the issues that divided his order from the Dominicans, until he was elected pope in 1471. He became ... Read More

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(FRANCESCO DELLA ROVERE)

Born near Abisola, 21 July, 1414; died 12 Aug., 1484. His parents were poor, and while still a child he was destined for the Franciscan order. Later he studied philosophy and theology with great success at the University of Pavia, and lectured at Padua, Bologna, Pavia, Siena, and ... Read More


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Reading 1, Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13
Like flowing water is a king's heart in Yahweh's hand; he ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44
How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 8:19-21
His mother and his brothers came looking for him, but they ... Read More

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St. Padre Pio
September 23: Francesco, named in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, was born ... Read More