Saturday, October 16, 2021

Saint John Leonardi – Feast Day – October 9

Saint John Leonardi Profile. Born: 1541 AD in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 8 October 1609 in Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on October 9.

The Memorial of Saint John Leonardi – Saint of the Day

St John Leonardi Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 1541 AD
Country of Birth Italy of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 8 October 1609
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day October 9
Beatification Beatified by 10 November 1861 by Pope Blessed Pius IX
Canonization Canonized by 17 April 1938 by Pope Pius XI
Patron Saint of N/A

Saint John Leonardi Biography

John Leonardi Worked as a pharmacist‘s apprentice while studying for the priesthood. After ordination on 22 December 1572, he worked with prisoners and the sick. His example attracted some young laymen to assist him, most of whom became priests themselves.

This group formed Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca, a congregation of diocesan priests which, for reasons having to do with the politics of the Reformation and an unfounded accusation that John wanted to form the group for his own personal aggrandizement, provoked great opposition.

The Clerks were confirmed on 13 October 1595 by Pope Clement VIII, but John was exiled from Lucca for most of the rest of his life. John was assisted in his exile by Saint Philip Neri, who gave him his quarters – and his pet cat!

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