Blessed Francis Piani

Blessed Francis PianiAlso known as

  • Francis of Caldarola



Francis grew up in a poor farming community where he saw many people become enslaved to high-interest money lenders and pawn dealers. Franciscan friar. Known as a powerful preacher and a peacemaker between feuding people, families and clans; he said his secret to peace-making was to talk to the people by day and then spend his nights in prayer. Worked with Blessed Bernardino da Feltre to set up the alternatives to pawn shops.




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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francis Piani“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 October 2018. Web. 22 September 2021. <>