St. Andrew Corsini – January 9th

 

 

St. Andrew Corsini (1302-1373)

St. Andrew Corsini (1302-1373)

Feast Day – January 9th

Biography – St. Andrew Corsini

 

St. Andrew Corsini was born in Florence on November 30th, 1302 in Florence Italy into the noble Corsini family.  His birth was a special answer to prayer, and his parents vowed him to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  When his mother was late in the pregnancy, she dreamt that she brought forth a wolf, which ran to the Carmelite Church and was changed into a lamb as soon as it reached the porch.  Andrew was brought up in godliness and education, but was a wild youth.  In 1318 at the age of 15, after learning of his mother’s dream during her pregnancy, he repented and went to the altar in the church where his parents had vowed him to the Blessed Virgin.  There he prayed to the Blessed Virgin with tears and then went to beg admission to the Carmelite Order… read more

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