Blessed James of Luino

Also known as

  • James de Leuteri
  • James of Eleuterii
  • Giacomo….



Born to the Italian nobility, he spent the early part of his life managing his family’s business. At age 40 he became a Carmelite lay brother at the abbey of Melegnano, Italy. He and two other lay brothers retured to the family estates in Luino, Italy in 1475 to build a chapel to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. James dedicated himself to the spiritual and physical care of local people; he was known for his gift of healing by prayer and of turning stones into bread.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed James of Luino“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 January 2013. Web. 16 June 2021. <>