Oil Dedicated to St Angelus Of Jerusalem B
St Angelus Of Jerusalem (Italian: Sant’Angelo; 1185 – 5 May 1220) a Catholic convert from Judaism and a professed priest of the Carmelites. He and his twin brother converted to the faith. Once their mother did so while both became ordained priests and Carmelite friars. But, unlike his brother he retreated into the desert to a hermitage after his ordination. But, he emerged once he instructed to go to the Italian mainland to evangelize as well as to meet with Pope Honorius III to have him approve a new rule for the Carmelites.
He slain whilst preaching and believed a saint after his death. The Carmelites venerated him as such until Pope Pius II beatified the slain priest during his pontificate circa 1459.
Born in Jerusalem in 1185 to the Jewish parents Jesse and Maria. His mother later converted to Christianity. Both he and his twin brother John baptised into the Roman Catholic Church when she converted. His parents died while Angelus and his brother were still children, and the Patriarch Nicodemus oversaw their education until the twins turned eighteen. At that age, he and his brother John entered the Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel at the Saint Anne convent near the Golden Gate to commence their novitiate. The two could speak Greek as well as both Latin and Hebrew.