Joined the Jesuits on 21 April 1681. He taught in Rome and Terni, Italy. Ordained on 28 October 1695. Parish missioner in the area of Colli Albani, Frascati and Viterbo, Italy, preaching 448 missions. Noted for organizing processions during which Anthony and many of his flock wore crowns of thorns, and scourged themselves. His missions were popular, drawing crowds so large that they had to be conducted outdoors; Anthony employed a crowd control gang of thugs – and then converted them all to the faith. Also noted for his spread of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary whose image was always carried on his missions.
- “Blessed Anthony Baldinucci“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 November 2009. Web. 6 May 2015. <>