The saint for February 18
St. Theotonius
Augustinian Canons Regular

Born in Ganfey Portugal 1086
Died 1166, at age 80

First Portuguese saint
Founded the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross in Coimbra
and was the first prior there.   This Stith is famous
because the great St. Anthony of Padua began
his life in religion there.
fearless and talented preacher he once told the Portuguese
Queen, upon her request to shorten the Mass so that she
could attend to business, that he served a far greater
sovereign than she, the Mass would remain as it should be
and she could come or go as she liked.
St. Theotonius was held in very high esteem by St. Bernard
of Clairveaux for his holiness
Patron: Coimbra Portugal
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