- Cicchetti (childhood nickname; means “snack size” or “little bit”)
- Domenico di Nicolantonio
Born to a poor but pious farm family, he worked as a shepherd on Mount Morrone until the age of 23. Joined the Franciscans in 1802 at the convent of Saint Nicholas in Arischia, Italy as a lay brother; he served as cook, gardener, woodworker and alms beggar for 12 years. Friar Minor at the Franciscan convent in Bellegra, Italy, outside Rome, in 1815. There he served over 50 years as porter, dispensing charity and aid to pilgrims and the poor. Known for great devotion to Our Lady, for his devotion to Eucharistic Adoration, and his complete poverty and disregard of worldly concerns for himself. With little education but much time in prayer, he became a spritual advisor to many.
- 3 October 1999 by Pope John Paul II
- the beatification miracle involved the complete cure of a 15 month old boy, Louis Reposini, from severe encephalitis on the evening of 28 March 1918 through the intercession of Brother Mariano
- “Blessed Mariano of Roccacasale“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 May 2016. Web. 25 February 2017. <>