Confessor, mystic, born Cupertino, Italy, 1603; died Osimo, Italy, 1663. Of lowly origin and no education, he was apprenticed in his youth to a shoemaker. In 1620 he became a lay brother in the Capuchin monastery near Tarento; was later admitted as an oblate at the Franciscan convent near Cupertino, and was ordained priest, 1628. Throughout his life he was favored with heavenly visions, and practised the most austere mortifications. Many miracles were effected through him. Canonized, 1767. Buried in the chapel of the Conception, Osimo. Feast, Roman Calendar, 18 September.
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