- Bernard Offida
Born to a pious peasant family. Capuchin lay brother, joining the Order in 1626. Worked seven years as a cook. Noted for his charity to the poor, his extensive study of scripture and devotional writings, and his spiritual insights. Given to ecstasies during Eucharistic adoration, he was seen to levitate and to shine with an inner light.
- 1694 of natural causes
- “Blessed Bernard Perani“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 August 2014. Web. 22 August 2014. <>