St. Lawrence of Brindisi was born in Italy in July 1559. When he was 16 he joined the Capuchin Friars. He studied theology and many languages, including French, Greek and Hebrew. He became a priest and taught theology. This saint also began convents in various cities. In 1601, St. Lawrence became the chaplain for the Holy Roman Empire’s army. He was also master general of his order from 1602-1605, after which he began to evangelize in Germany. He died in 1619. Pope John XXIII named him an Apostolic Doctor of the Church in 1959.