- Fortunatus of Spoleto
name= Saint Fortunatus of Spoleto
Roman Catholic Church
Frescoof Saint Fortunatus, by Gozzoli. Convent of San Fortunato, near Montefalco.
major_shrine= Convent of San Fortunato
Fortunatus of Spoleto (d. ca. 400 AD) is venerated as a saint by the
Catholic Church. He lived sometime between the fourthand fifthcenturies, and may have been a native of Montefalco. [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/92382 San Fortunato di Spoleto ] ] He worked as a parish priestnear Spoletoin Umbria. [http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsf.htm Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome ] ] Not much historical detail regarding Fortunatus survives, but he became noted after his death for his charity and love for the poor. A legend told of him states that one day, while plowing a field, Fortunatus found two coins of apparently little value. He placed them in his pocket. That evening, upon meeting a poor man upon the road, Fortunatus decided to give the man the two coins. The sunlight suddenly illuminated the two coins, making them shine like gold. Not wishing to be tempted by avarice, Fortunatus quickly gave the small treasure to the poor man and hurried away.
*It icon [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/92382 San Fortunato di Spoleto]
*Commons: with frescoes by Gozzoli
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