New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Francis Caracciolo

[Saint Francis Caracciolo]Article

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.

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  • “Saint Francis Caracciolo”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 February 2013. Web. 22 April 2018. <>