Stroke / Andrew Avellino, 1521–1608,
Feast Day: November 10

An ecclesiastical lawyer, Andrew left the law and devoted himself to the priesthood when he caught himself lying during a trial. He was assigned to close a convent in Naples that had become a brothel. When he succeeded, the local men threatened his life. He traveled through Italy reforming other religious houses. He had an attack of apoplexy and died while saying mass.

Other patronages: Naples, Sicily

Invoked: against sudden death

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