Giovanni Leonardi

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St Giovanni (John Leonardi) (1541 – 1609) was born at Lucca, Italy. Following his ordination to the Priesthood, he dedicated his work to the Christian formation of young people.

St Giovanni founded a community to help deepen Christian faith. Their prayer life included special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Forty Hours and the Holy Eucharist.

St Giovanni gained early recognition for his work and was invited to widen his efforts with the additional support of other appointees in Rome.

St Giovanni died, aged 68, greatly troubled by the many thousands suffering and dying from the then terrible influenza epidemic.


St Giovanni Leonardi:

Pray for us that we will joyfully give of our time to the old and sick within our home and community.

Glory be to the…


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