St. Bernardine of Siena (Priest)

St. Bernardine of Siena (Priest)St. Bernardine of Siena (Priest)

The Italian priest St. Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444) was known for his preaching and his popularity with ordinary people. As a young man, he cared for an elderly woman on her deathbed; she constantly pronounced the name “Jesus” with great devotion. Bernardine was profoundly affected, and decided to make the name of Jesus the theme of his own life.

When Siena was struck by a plague, Bernardine nursed the sick until he himself became ill. After…

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