Blessed Bernard Perani

detail of an 18th century portrait of Blessed Bernard Perani, artist unknown; Krško Capuchin Monastery; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Bernard Offida
  • Bernard Offidski
  • Bernard z Offidy
  • Dominic…



The third of eight children born to a pious peasant family, he was baptized on the day of his birth and worked the fields as a shepherd in his youth. Capuchin lay brother, joining the Order in 1626. Worked seven years as a cook. Noted for his charity to the poor, his extensive study of scripture and devotional writings, and his spiritual insights. Given to ecstasies during Eucharistic adoration, he was seen to levitate and to shine with an inner light.



  • 1694 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bernard Perani“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 December 2019. Web. 14 June 2021. <>