St. Pascal Baylon was born on May 24, 1540, in Spain. He was devoted to the Eucharist as a child, and he eventually became a Franciscan lay brother, usually serving as a cook. A man of great humility, St. Pascal Baylon was very charitable toward the poor. In France he defended the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist against the Huguenots, who nearly killed him. St. Pascal Baylon, who died in 1592, is patron saint of cooks.