Martyr, born Sigmaringen, Prussia, 1577; died Sevis, Switzerland, 1622. Graduated at Freiburg, 1603, he was admitted to the bar, 1604-1610, received his degree of Doctor of Laws, 1611, and began to practise at Ensisheim where he was known as “lawyer of the poor.” He became a member of the Capuchin Order, 1612. After his ordination he was famous for his preaching which he directed toward the conversion of heretics; while employed thus at Grisons, Switzerland, he incurred the fear and hostility of the Zwinglians by whom he was murdered. Emblems: a club, and two-edged sword. Canonized, 1746. His body was preserved at Feldkirch, head and arm at Chur. Feast, Roman Calendar, 24 April.
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