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Feastday: May 19

Birth: 1676

Death: 1740

Franciscan reformer. Born Biagio Arrighi at Corte, Corsica, Italy, he entered the Franciscans and took the name Theophilus in 1693. He was ordained at Naples, taught at Civitella, and then embarked upon a mission to promote the faith in Corsica and Italy while encouraging his fellow Franciscans to observe with zeal the rules of the order. He was canonized in 1930.

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