St. Angelus of Jerusalem
Also known as Angelo
Feast Day - May 5th
Parents were 12th century Jewish converts. At age 18, he and his
twin brother joined a group of hermits who formed the first Carmelite
house. Sent to evangelize in Sicily, he met with great success in
converting some Sicilian Jews, and great hatred from others, especially
around Palermo and Leocata. Murdered by Berengarius, a man whose
incestuous relationship Angelus had denounced.
Born - 1145 at Jerusalem
Died - stabbed to death in 1220 at Leocata, Sicily; relics
transferred to the Carmelite Church at Leocata.
Canonized - by Pope Pius II