Born in Décimi, near Lucca (Italy), he founded the Congregation of Regular Clerics of the Mother of God to teach the people the Christian doctrine. He supported St. Joseph of Calasanz, and in common agreement with the most pious Valencian Prelate Juan Bautista Vives, formed a congregation of Priests destined to prepare vocations for the missions of the infidels, for which reason he is considered the founder of the missions of the Propaganda Fide. He died a holy death in Rome, on October 9, 1609.

V/. St. John Leonardi.
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