Confessor, founder of the Order of Somaschi, born Venice, Italy, 1481; died Somascha, 1537. He joined the army; was taken prisoner, but was miraculously liberated. He studied theology and was ordained priest, 1518. He founded hospitals, orphanages, and institutes for fallen women. In l532 established a religious society at Somascha for the care of orphans, poor, and sick. Canonized 1767. Feast, Roman Calendar, 20 July.
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