New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Francis Caracciolo

18th century illustration of Saint Francis Caracciolo; artist unknown; uploaded by MaryHenryettaCarson; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Confessor, co-founder of the Congregation of the Minor Clerks Regular, born Abruzzo, Italy, 1563; died Agnone, Italy, 1608. He went to Naples in 1585 to study theology, and was ordained in 1587. He collaborated with John Augustine Adorno in drawing up rules for the Congregation, which was approved by Pope Sixtus V, 1588. Chosen general at Naples, 1593, he established houses in Rome, Madrid, Valladolid, and Alcala. Relics at Naples and San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome. Canonized, 1807. Feast, Roman Calendar, 4 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Francis Caracciolo”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 17 November 2018. <>