St. Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, on July 22, 1515. He studied under the Dominicans until he had a vision, one of many he would receive, which told him he needed to go to Rome. St. Philip Neri took care of the sick and the poor in Rome. He became a priest in 1551 and worked with children, ensuring their safety. He founded the Congregation of the Oratory, a group dedicated to preaching, in 1575. He died in 1595. St. Philip Neri is patron saint of Rome and the United States Army Special Forces.