St. Philip Benizi
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This great and humble man had an unusual vocation; he took his degree at the University of Paris, entered the Servite Order as a lay-brother, became general of the Order, and was obliged to flee to avoid being made pope. He was a great worker for peace in thirteenth-century Italy rent by the strife of the Guelphs and Ghibellines. He died in 1285 on the octave day of the Assumption of our Lady, whose devoted servant he had ever been.