St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria was born in Italy in 1502. After working with the poor, he felt he had a calling to a religious life. He gave his mother his inheritance and was ordained when he was 26. He established two congregations while in Milan: the Society of Clerics of St. Paul (the Barnabites) for men religious, and the Angelics of St. Paul for nuns. This saint also helped bring about the Forty Hours’ Devotion. St. Anthony fell ill and died in 1539. It is said that he had a vision of St. Paul just before he died.

Catholic Review

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