Book of Saints – Francis of Jerome

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(Saint) (May 11) (18th century) Born near Taranto in Southern Italy, A.D. 1642, he led from childhood a blameless and useful life. Ordained priest 116 A.D. 1666, he entered the Society of Jesus. He was one of the most eloquent preachers of his time, and by word and example converted innumerable sinners. The City of Naples was the chief scene of his labours for God. He had a great devotion to Saint Cyrus the Martyr, with whose relics he performed many miracles. He died on the day he had predicted, A.D. 1716. His relics are in the Jesuit church at Naples. He was canonised A.D. 1839.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Francis of Jerome”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 August 2018. Web. 21 September 2018. <>