New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Lawrence of Brindisi

Saint Lawrence of BrindisiArticle

Or Saint Julius Caesar Rossi. Confessor, born Brindisi, Italy, 1559; died Lisbon, Portugal, 1619. He entered the Capuchin Order, 1575, and after brilliant studies in which he was noted for his linguistic gifts, mastering Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, German, Bohemian, French, and Spanish, he eventually became head of the Order. He was most successful as a missionary, particularly among the Jews, and by his address to the Christian soldiers, whom he led, crucifix in hand, he contributed to the great defeat of the Turks at Stuhlweissenburg. He was sent by the pope, 1605, to evangelize Germany, and induced Philip III to join the Catholic League. Represented leading the Christian army against the Turks, and receiving the embrace of the Child Jesus. Canonized, 1881. Feast, 6 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Lawrence of Brindisi”. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 October 2010. Web. 20 September 2021. <>