Silvestro De Gozzolini

Silvestro De' Gozzolini, founder of the Order of Silvestrians, was born in 1177 at Osimo, where he became canon and religious teacher. In 1227 he retired to a desert in the neighborhood, where he practiced rigid austerities, and in 1231 laid the foundation of the order named after him and placed it under the rule of St. Benedict. Pope Innocent IV approved it in 1248, and assigned Silvestro a house at Rome, which still exists. He died at Fabiano, Nov. 26, 1267. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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