Blessed Felice da Nicosia

2 June


nicosiaGiacomo Amoroso (Felice) was born in Nicosia on 5 November 1715. In 1733 he asked to enter the Capuchins as a lay-friar, but was not accepted. At the beginning of October 1743 he was clothed in the Capuchin habit in the friary in Mistretta and completed his noviate year there. At the end of the novitiate, after his profession of vows, he was assigned to the friary of Nicosia.He remained at Nicosia until his death. At the end of May 1787 he fell ill on Friday, 31 May 1787 he died.

The Capuchin Order initiated his cause of beatification on 10 July 1828. The apostolic process in Nicosia concluded on 12 July 1848. Pius XI proclaimed his heroic virtue on 4 March 1862. Leo XIII declared him blessed on 12 February 1888. In 1864, after the suppression of the friary in Nicosia, his body taken to the Cathedral in May 1885 and to the new Capuchin church in 1895.

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