Andrea of Anellino, St
Andrea Of Anellino, St.
an Italian ecclesiastic, was born at Castro Nuovo, in the kingdom of Naples, in 1521. He practiced the profession of advocate in the ecclesiastical court of Naples, which he left in order to consecrate himself entirely to the Brotherhood of the Theatines. The reforms which he introduced into this order raised a strong opposition against him, in the midst of which he died, exhausted by fatigue and old age, in 1608. He was canonized in 1712 by Clement XI. Naples and Sicily chose him as one of their patrons. His religious works were printed in five vols, (Naples, 1733- 34), and his Letters in two vols. (ibid. 1732). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.