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 Paolo Mancini

Paolo Mancini

Birth
Death unknown
Burial Roccaporena, Provincia di Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Memorial ID 166788924 · View Source
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A rich, quick-tempered, immoral man, who had many enemies in the region of Cascia, Paolo married Rita when she was still a teenager. In the eighteen years that followed, she would endure his insults, physical abuse and infidelities, yet humility, kindness and patience, she was able to convert him into a better person, more specifically renouncing a family feud known at the time as La Vendetta. Rita eventually bore two sons, Giangiacomo Antonio, and Paulo Maria and brought them up in the Christian faith.

As time went by and the family feud between the Chiqui and Mancini families became more intense, Paolo became congenial but his allies betrayed him and he was violently stabbed to death by Guido Chiqui, a member of the feuding family. At his funeral, Rita gave a public pardon to her husband's murderers. Her remaining story needs no introduction: widowed after a difficult marriage that lasted eighteen years, upon the death of her sons, she sought religious life, being ultimately accepted in the Augustinian convent at Cascia where she remained until her death in 1456. Hailed as the Patroness of Impossible Causes, she is one of the most known and devoted female saints worldwide.



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  • Created by: Eman Bonnici
  • Added: 11 Jul 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 166788924
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paolo Mancini (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 166788924, citing Chiesa di San Montano, Roccaporena, Provincia di Perugia, Umbria, Italy ; Maintained by Eman Bonnici (contributor 46572312) .