St. John of Capistrano

St. John of Capistrano was born in Italy in 1386. He studied law and became a lawyer in Naples, Italy. However, when Perugia and Malatesta went to war in 1416, St. John became a prisoner after trying to broker peace. The saint later became a Franciscan in October 1416 and a disciple of St. Bernadine of Siena. He preached to thousands across Eastern Europe and began Franciscan renewal communities. When he was 70 years old, he led a march of 70,000 Christian soldiers in a crusade and died in 1456. St. John of Capistrano is patron saint of military chaplains.

Catholic Review

Catholic Review

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