Blessed Franco of Siena

Blessed Franco of SienaAlso known as

  • Francesco Lippi



Born to the Italian nobility. Spent a dissolute youth as a soldier in Italy. Near Sartiano, Italy he was blinded, and offered to change his life if he was healed; he was healed. Pilgrim to Rome, Bari and Loreto in Italy. Having heard the preaching of Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni in Siena, Italy, he was moved to retire from the world to live as a hermit and do penance for his earlier life. Joined the Carmelites, but continued to live as a hermit. Received visions of Jesus, Mary and the angels; had the gift of prophecy, and was beset by demons.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Franco of Siena“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 June 2018. Web. 25 January 2022. <>