St. Alexis Falconieri

St. Alexis Falconieri was born in the 13th century in Italy. Along with six companions, he joined the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin in Florence in 1225. After a vision of Mary in 1233, they formed a group dedicated to prayer. After a second vision, St. Alexis and his companions founded the Servants of Mary. St. Alexis was canonized in 1888.