Saints of the Day – Bernard of Corleone, O.F.M. Capuchin

detail from a Saint Bernard of Corleone holy card, artist unknownArticle

(also known as Blessed Philip Latini) Born in Corleone, Sicily, 1605; died in Palermo, 1667; beatified in 1768. A shoemaker by trade, Philip Latini was considered “the best swordsman of Sicily.” After mortally wounding another man, he fled from the police and took sanctuary in the church of the Capuchin friars at Palermo, Sicily. There he experienced a conversion. He joined them as a lay-brother in 1632 and henceforth became “a prodigy of austerity” until his death. He had the unusual gift of healing animals by prayer (Attwater2, Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 October 2021. Web. 16 October 2021. <>