Saint Bernard of Corleone

Also known as

  • Bernardo de Corleone
  • Filippo Latino
  • Philipi Latini

Memorial

Profile

Shoemaker by trade, and considered the greatest swordsman and duelist in Sicily in his day. After mortally wounding a man named Canino in a duel, he sought sanctuary from the law in the church of the Capuchin Friars Minor in Palermo. While hiding there, he had a true conversion, and became a Capuchin lay-brother in 1632, changing his name to Brother Bernardo.

Noted for his extreme austerity and self-imposed penances in an attempt to atone for his earlier life. Had the gift of healing animals by prayer.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bernard of Corleone“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 August 2014. Web. 29 August 2014. <>