Confessor, missionary and ascetic writer, born Porto Maurizio, Italy, 1676; died Rome, Italy, 1751. A pupil of the Jesuits, he entered the Riformella, a branch of the Franciscans, 1697, and spent his life giving missions in Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy, and Corsica, which were crowned with wonderful success. He advocated in particular, the devotion of the Way of the Cross, and erected the celebrated stations in the Colosseum. His writings are numerous, consisting of sermons, letters, ascetic treatises, and books of devotion. Represented with the Blessed Virgin. Canonized, 1867. Feast, 26 November.