Blessed Giles of Lorenzana
January 10, Blessed.


Roman martyrology: In Laurenzana in Lucania, Blessed Giles, religious of the Order of Friars Minor.

Beatification date: 27 June 1880 by Pope Leo XIII

Also Known as: Bernardino di Bello


Born in 1443 at Laurenzana, Italy as Bernardin de Bello. Raised on a farm at Laurenzana, Naples. Franciscan lay brother. Lived as a hermit in the garden of the Franciscan friary at Laurenzana. Noted for a great love of animals.

Died on January 10, 1518 in Laurenzana, Italy of natural causes.


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