St. Francis of Paola (Hermit)

St. Francis of Paola (Hermit)

  St. Francis of Paola (1416-1507) was an Italian hermit and the founder of a religious order. As a boy, he accompanied his parents on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. Deeply moved, he decided to spend his life in prayer and meditation. For a short time Francis...
St. Agnes of Montepulciano

St. Agnes of Montepulciano

When only a small child in Montepulciano in Tuscany, Agnes would spend hours reciting the Our Father and the Hail Mary on her knees. Her parents realized that she was a very special child, totally dedicated to God, so when she was nine years old they placed her in a...