Averso, Rafaele an Italian monk of the Order of Clerks Regulars. Minors, was of San Severo, near Salerno, in Naples. Five times he was. elected general of his order, and was offered the bishoprics of Nocera and Nardo, both of which he refused. He died at Rome, June 10, 1657, being sixty-eight years of age. Averso was a man of singular piety, modesty, and learning, and won all hearts by: his many admirable qualities. Among his works, which are numerous, are, De Oridinis et. Maftrimanii: Sacramentis Tractatus (Bologna, 1642, 4to): — De Eucharistice Sacramento et. Sacrificio, de Posnitentice Sacr. et Extrema Unctione Tractatus, etc. ( ibid. eod. 4to ) :- De Fide, Spe, et Charitate Tractatus Theol. (Venice, 1660, 4to).