Book of Saints – John Leonardi


(Saint) (October 10) (17th century) An Italian Saint of Luni in Tuscany, founder of the Institute of the “Clerks Regular of the Mother of God,” a society devoted especially to Apostolic work in Italy. Saint John co-operated with Saint Philip Neri, Saint Joseph Calasanctius and other famous holy men of his time in the restoring of Church discipline and the converting of sinners in his country. He is looked upon as one of the founders of the great Roman College of the Propaganda for Foreign Missions. He fell asleep in Christ in Rome, October 9, A.D. 1609, at the age of sixty, and was canonised in the twentieth century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John Leonardi”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2013. Web. 11 December 2018. <>