Posthumous Reputation

Within a century, Fra Giovanni had become known informally as Beato Angelico, the Blessed Angelico.  He was not at that time, however, actually beatified.  

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Beatification

Pope John Paul II finally did beatify Fra Giovanni on October 3, 1982, more than 500 years after his death.

Two years later, in 1984, Pope John Paul II named him the patron saint of Catholic artists.

His feast day is February 18th.


Beatified 1984 by Pope John Paul II