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Ubertino of Casale
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(1259, Casale Monferrato – after 1325), Spiritual Franciscan. After studying in Paris, he went to Sta. Croce in Florence from 1285 to 1289, where he came under the influence of Peter Olivi. His preaching in Perugia in 1304 led to monastic confinement at La Verna. There he wrote his major work Arbor vitae crucifixae Iesu (pr. 1485, repr. 1961), which combined Franciscan mysticism with Olivi’s teaching on poverty and apocalypticism. His commitment to reform of the order and the church in the spirit of the Franciscan ideal of poverty ma…

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Schlageter, Johannes K., “Ubertino of Casale”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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