St. James

St. James of the Marches, who was born in Ancona, became a Franciscan in 1416. Ordained at age 29, he served as a missionary in Italy, Germany, Bohemia, Poland and Hungary. Along with St. John Capistran, he was named inquisitor against the Fraticelli by Pope Martin V. He went to Austria and Hungary to fight the Hussites in 1456, and later became involved in the inquisition. He died in Naples and was canonized in 1726.

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.