St. Francis Caracciolo

St. Francis Caracciolo was born in Italy in October 1563. After being cured from a disease when he was 22, he sold his belongings, gave the money to the poor and began to study theology. He was ordained in 1587 and, along with another man, formed the Congregation of the Minor Clerks Regular to minister to the sick and imprisoned. He also helped the poor, worked miracles, preached and is said to have cured the sick. He died in 1608. St. Francis Caracciolo is patron saint of Naples, Italy.

Catholic Review

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