BLAŽENIK OTON IZ PULE – ISTARSKI KARIZMATIK
This article follows in the footsteps of oral tradition and literary sources, Blessed Ottone of Pola by O. Zvonko Zlodi in particular. It presents in broad lines the hagiography of an Istrian charismatic and Franciscan friar Ottone of Pola, one of the early disciples of St Francis of Assisi to arrive in Istria. Scarce sources about his origin and life evidence that he lived in Pola (Pula) in the first half of the 13th century, where he was buried in the Church of St Francis. Tradition has it that in addition to exceptional goodness and absolute virtue he also performed fourteen healing miracles that have been described in detail by several church chroniclers. Even though he was not officially beatified, the Church approved of his worship.
Key words: History of the Church, 13th century, Franciscan friars, Charismatics, Ottone of Pola, Istria