Saints of the Day – Giles of Lorenzana, O.F.M.

Blessed Giles of LaurenzanaArticle

Born in Lorenzana, Naples, Italy, c.1443; died 1518; cultus approved in 1880. Blessed Giles began life as a farmhand in Naples, then became a Franciscan lay-brother and was allowed to live as a hermit in the garden of the friary. He is famous for his love of animals (Attwater2, Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2021. Web. 24 October 2021. <>