Book of Saints – Francis Solano

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Francis Solano; date unknown, artist unknown; Templo del Hospital, Acámbaro, Estado de Guanajuato, México; photographed on 22 September 2012 by Enrique López-Tamayo Biosca; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) (July 24) (17th century) Born in Andalusia in Spain, A.D. 1549, and professed (A.D. 1569) in the Order of Saint Francis, this holy friar practised assiduously every virtue, and by his zealous preaching converted many from a life of sin. A pestilence having broken out at Granada, he braved all dangers and gave overwhelming proof of the unbounded charity which animated him. In the year 1589 he was sent to Peru. There and elsewhere in South America he worked assiduously during the last twenty years of his life, dying at Lima, A.D. 1610. He had the spirit of prophecy and wrought many miracles. He was canonised A.D. 1726, and is much venerated in both North and South America.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Francis Solano”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 17 August 2019. <>