Part of the Field Guide to Flying Saints.
born: Ovada, jan 3, 1694
died: Rome, oct 18, 1775
Missionary, director of souls and founder of the Passionists, in 1720 he had 'the Great Vision' of God. He experienced 12 years of 'extraordinary visions and graces', mingled with trails, followed by 45 years of 'desolation and intense suffering', and his last years were dominated by 'astonishing mystical phenomena, consolations and extraordinary favors'.
Preacher of such power that hardened soldiers and bandits were seen to weep. He slept on the ground and fasted.
Weight (approx): 70kg
Range and distribution: Italy
Color: black tunic and white hair
Special features: burning hart and cross