PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF SAN BERNARDINO
1380September 8. Bernardino is born in Massa Marittima, the son of Tollo
degli Albizzeschi of Siena, and Nera degli Avveduti of Massa.
1386After the death of his father and mother, Bernardino is handed over to the
care of his mother's sister, Diana.
1391 Bernardino is sent to Siena, to the house of his father's brother, Cristoforo degli
Albizzeschi.
1392-99Attends school in Siena, first with Maestro Onofrio di Loro and then with
Maestro Giovanni da Spoleto, and afterwards studies canon law at the
University.
1400During an outbreak of the plague, nurses the sick in the Ospedale della Scala,
and is afterwards dangerously ill.
1402September 8. Enters the Franciscan Order and goes as a novice to the her-
mitage of Il Colombalo on Monte Amiata.
1403September 8. Takes his final vows.
1404September 8. Celebrates his first Mass.
1405Is nominated a preacher and delivers his first sermon, at Seggiano.
1408-16Preaches around Siena and in Ferrara (?), Siena, Pavia, Padua, and Mantua. Visits La Verna.
1417A novice in Fiesole has a vision, telling Bernardino to go and preach in
Lombardy. Preaches on his way in Ferrara (?) and Genoa (?).
1418Preaches in Genoa and Mantua and in many places in Liguria and Piedmont.
Arrives in Milan and preaches daily there.
1419-20Delivers a course of Lenten sermons in Milan, and preaches in many cities of
Lombardy and in the Canton Ticino.
1421Gives further course of sermom in Milan. Brings peace to Crema. Is ap-
pointed Vicar of the Observants in Umbria and Tuscany.
1422-3Preaches in Venice, Bergamo, Verona and other cities of the Veneto.
1424Preaches in Bologna, where his orthodoxy is attacked, in Florence and in
other parts of Tuscany.
1425Preaches again in Santa Croce in Florence, and in Tuscany and Umbria.
1426Preaches in Todi and Viterbo. Is summoned to Rome by Pope Martin V on a
charge of heresy. Declared innocent, preaches eighty sermons in St. Peter's,
and evangelizes the Marches.
1427Is nominated Bishop of Siena, but refuses the honour. Gives course of sermons
in Siena.
1428-9Preaches again in the Marches, in Arezzo, in Lombardy and Venice.
1430Takes part in the Franciscan Chapter in Assisi. Returns to the Marches.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vi
  • List of Illustrations vii
  • SOURCES OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS ix
  • PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF SAN BERNARDINO 1
  • Preface 3
  • I. the False and the True Vocation 11
  • Ii. the World of Women 43
  • Iii. the World of Trade 77
  • Iv. the World of the Poor 99
  • V. the Charge of Heresy 117
  • Vi. Strife, Crime and Peacemaking 131
  • VII- the Preternatural And Supernatural Worlds 159
  • Viii the World of Letters 183
  • Ix. the Reform of the Observants 205
  • X. the Last Journey 229
  • EPILOGUE 241
  • PRINCIPAL ABBREVIATIONS OF TITLES USED IN BIBLIOGRAPHY AND NOTES 257
  • SOURCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY 258
  • NOTES AND ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY 263
  • Index 299
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