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Matteo Orsini

 

Matteo Orsini

This article is not about Matteo Rosso Orsini of the thirteenth century
Matteo Orsini

Matteo Orsini (died probably on 18 August 1340) was an Italian Dominican and Cardinal.

He entered the Dominican Order, completed the full course of theology, obtained the Degree of Master, and taught theology at Paris, Florence, and Rome.

After teaching in Paris in 1316 Orsini is held to have taught at the Santa Maria sopra Minerva studium, the forerunner of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum.[1]

He won distinction by his zeal for the spread of the order, and was appointed provincial of the Roman province in 1322.

In this capacity he became a member of the embassy deputed by the Romans to invite Pope John XXII to transfer his residence back from Avignon to Rome. On 20 October 1326, the pope named him Bishop of Girgenti, in Sicily, but shortly after (15 June 1327) transferred him to the archiepiscopal see of Siponto, (Manfredonia, Southern Italy), made him Cardinal priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo on 18 December 1327, and Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina on 18 December 1338.

He continued in various ways to promote the welfare of the Dominican Order, richly endowing the Convent of St. Dominic in Bologna.

References

  • Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.  [1]
  1. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=obaOnE5rgGEC&pg=PA312#v=onepage&q&f=false Accessed 3-6-2013, Monumenta et antiquitates veteris disciplinae Ordinis Praedicatorum ab anno ... by Pio Tomasso Masetti:, p. 312, note 1:"Illud certum est ab an. 1307 ad 1320 docendo jugiter operam dedisse: Parisiis vero an 1316 ut ex actibus Cap. Aretini 1315 constat. Romae vero docuisse tradunt Fontana et Altamura, aliique recentiores, eos Touron excipit, qui etiam refert praefecturam Minervitani Coenobii; de his omnibus silent articult necrologici."


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