Our Saints

The goal of Capuchin Franciscan life, like all Christian life, is to grow in holiness, in love of God and neighbour. While this way of life is not for everyone, it has proven to be an effective way of Christian living, judging at least by the number of Capuchins who are canonized, from St. Felix of Cantalice to St. (Padre) Pio of Pietrelcina. If you would like to read more about the various Capuchin saints, please click on any of the icons below.

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, OFM Cap.
(1887 to 1968)

St.Padre Pio (Francesco Forgione) was born to Giuseppa and Grazio Forgione, in the small farming town of Pietrelcina, Italy on May

Venerable Solanus Casey, OFM Cap
(1870 to 1957)

Bernard Casey was born in Eagle Rock, Wisconsin, on November 25, 1870, the sixth of sixteen children.

St. Leopold Mandic of Castelnuovo, OFM Cap
(1866 to 1942)

On 12 May 1866, in Castelnuovo, a small port at the southern tip of Dalmatia, a twelfth child was born to Peter and Caroline Mandi

St. Conrad of Parzham, OFM Cap
(1818 to 1894)

Conrad was not a founder of an order, a priest or a doctor yet his love of God and his devotion to Mary made him a hero of Christ.

St. Francis Mary of Camporosso, OFM Cap
(1804 to 1866)

A Confessor of the First Order, Saint Francis Mary was born in 1804 and died in 1866.

St. Felix of Nicosia, OFM Cap
(1715 to 1787)

Born on November 5, 1715, Giacomo Amoroso followed the trade of his father, a shoemaker.

St. Ignatius of Laconi, OFM Cap
(1701 to 1781)

October 21, 1951 marked the date of the Canonization of Ignatius of Laconi, Capuchin Lay Brother.

St. Ignatius of Santhia, OFM Cap
(1686 to 1770)

Father Maurice Belvisotti, 24, was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Vercelli in 1710, and after six years of excellent service,

St. Crispin of Viterbo, OFM Cap
(1668 to 1750)

His feast is celebrated on May 19. Peter Fioretti was born at Viterbo, Italy, on November 13, 1668.

St. Veronica Giuliani
(1660 to 1727)

Ursula Giuliani was born of gentle folk of Mercatello in Urbino in 1660.

St. Berard of Corleone, OFM Cap
(1605 to 1667)

Bernard was born on February 6, 1605, in the Sicilian town of Corleone.

St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, OFM Cap
(1578 to 1622)

Born of wealthy parents, Fidelis was conspicuous from his early childhood for his remarkable talents.

St. Lawrence of Brindisi, OFM Cap.
(1559 to 1619)

Born Julius Caesar Russo, Saint Lawrence entered the Venetian province of the Capuchin Friars in 1575.

St. Joseph of Leonessa, OFMCap
(1556 to 1612)

Saint Joseph of Leonessa ((Italian) Giuseppe da Leonessa) (1556-February 4, 1612) is a saint of the Catholic Church.

St. Seraphin of Montegrano, OFM Cap
(1540 to 1604)

From early youth, he felt the urgings of God and gave himself to the influence of the Holy Spirit.

St. Felix of Cantalice, OFM Cap
(1515 to 1587)

His feast is celebrated on May 18. Felix was born at Cantalice, Italy, in 1515.

St. Clare of Assisi
(1194 to 1253)

St. Clare was co-foundress of the Order of Poor Ladies, or Clares, and was the first Abbess of San Damiano.

St. Francis of Assisi - Our Founder
(1182 to 1226)

As a young man St. Francis had a great enthusiasm for life. He was passionate and poetic.