Blessed Monaldus de Iustinopoli (da Capodistria)

Blessed Monaldus de Iustinopoli (da Capodistria)

Kliknite za povečavo Blessed Monaldus de Iustinopoli (da Capodistria) was born in Koper or Piran about 1210. He probably came into contact with Franciscan friars in Padua that was chosen as the permanent residence by St Anthony and entered the Order in the Dalmatian-Slavonic province. He was a lawyer, probably educated in Padua where students and professors came from Bologna. He was the provincial of the Dalmatian-Slavonic provice, a learned lawyer and was also known for his saintly life. He is the author of Summa Monaldina, a kind of legal encyclopedia, which is named after him. He is also attributed some other works, especially several collections of sermons. It is very likely that he wrote several sermons and some other theological papers, yet his authorship would have to be proven by a critical study of the texts. He died in the Franciscan monastery in Koper around 1280.

In 2009 the publishing company Branko in Nova Gorica published a short biography of Blessed Monaldus written by Fr Bruno Korošak OFM in Slovenian and Italian languages.

* The expression “blessed” in this text does not relate to the canonization step officially recognized by the Holy See.