(Saint) (May 26) (16th century) One of the famous Saints of his time. Born in Florence (A.D. 1515), he studied in Rome, and there received the priesthood. Thenceforth he gave himself up wholly to working for the salvation of souls, and with such success as to earn the title of “Apostle of Rome.” His spirit of zeal he perpetuated by founding the Congregation of secular priests known as Oratorians. Almighty God enriched him with gifts of prophecy, of insight into souls, and other supernatural powers. He died A.D. 1595, and was canonised twenty-eight years later.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Philip Neri”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2016. Web. 19 February 2017. <>