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The goal of Capuchin Franciscan life, like all Christian life, is to grow in holiness, in love of God and neighbor.


While this way of life is not for everyone, it has proven to be an effective way of Christian living, judging at least by the number of Capuchins who are canonized, from St. Felix of Cantalice to St. (Padre) Pio of Pietrelcina.

If you would like to read more about the various Capuchin saints, please click on any of the names to the right.

 

 

The Capuchins continue to rejoice the latest saint to be canonized: St. Felix of Nicosia. He was among the first five saints canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on 23 Oct. 2005.

St. Felix of Nicosia is just one of 58 Capuchin friars and nuns, from the 16th to the 20th century, who have been honored by the Church as Saints and Blesseds. This prompted the late Pope John Paul II to say, "They say you Capuchins are poor, but you are actually very, very rich. You have Saints." It is no surprise that he noticed this, since he personally canonized 5 of our 15 saints and beatified 33 of the 43 blesseds.

 

Saints:

  • Bernard of Corleone, Saint (d. 1667)
  • Conrad of Parzham, Saint (d. 1894)
  • Crispin of Viterbo, Saint (d. 1759)
  • Felix of Cantalice, Saint (d. 1587)
  • Felix of Nicosia, Saint (d. 1787)
  • Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Saint (mart. 1622)
  • Francis Mary of Camporosso, Saint (d. 1866)
  • Ignatius of Laconi, Saint (d. 1781)
  • Ignatius of Santhia, Saint (d. 1770)
  • Joseph of Leonessa, Saint (d. 1604)
  • Lawrence of Brindisi, Saint, Doctor of the Church (d. 1619)
  • Leopold Mandic, Saint (d. 1945)
  • Pio Forgioni (Padre Pio), Saint (d. 1968)
  • Seraphim of Montegranero, Saint (d. 1604)
  • Veronica Giuliani, Saint (d. 1727) Capuchin Poor Clare
 
Blesseds:
  • Agathangelus of Vendome, Blessed (mart. 1638)
  • Angela Maria Astorch, Blessed (d. 1665) Capuchin Poor Clare
  • Angelus of Acri, Blessed (d. 1739)
  • Anicet Koplin and 4 Companions, Blessed (mart. 1941-42)
  • Apollinaris of Posat, Blessed (mart. 1792)
  • Aurelio of Vinalesa and 11 Companions, Blessed (mart. 1936)
  • Benedict of Urbino, Blessed (d. 1625)
  • Bernard of Offida, Blessed (d. 1694)
  • Cassian of Nantes, Blessed (d. 1638)
  • Didacus Joseph of Cadiz, Blessed (d. 1801)
  • Florida Cevoli, Blessed (d. 1767) Capuchin Poor Clare
  • Honorat Kozminski, Blessed (d. 1916)
  • Hyacinth Andrew Longhin, Blessed & Bishop (d, 1936)
  • Innocent of Berzo, Blessed (d. 1890)
  • Jacques Haddad of Ghazir, Blessed (d. 1954)
  • Jeremy of Valachia, Blessed (d. 1625)
  • John Louis Loir and 2 Companions, Blessed (mart. 1794)
  • Joseph Tous y Soler da Igualada, Blessed (d. 1871)
  • Leopold of Alpandeire, Blessed (d. 1956)
  • Maria Jesus Masia Ferragut and 4 Companions, Blessed (mart. 1936-37) Capuchin Poor Clare
  • Mark of Aviano, Blessed (d. 1699)
  • Mary Magdalen Martinengo, Blessed (d. 1737) Capuchin Poor Clare
  • Mieczyslawa Kowalski, Blessed (mart. 1941) Capuchin Poor Clare
  • Nicholas Medda of Gesturi, Blessed (d. 1958)