A one-legged painter from Kracow who found that his real mission in life was to shelter the homeless.A war veteran crippled at the age of seventeen, he abandoned his brushes, became a Franciscan tertiary and built up retreats and shelters all over Poland.
By the time he had finished he was distributing 20,000 loaves a year to the poor. We have no idea of his artistic abilities.
No-one seems to have given him a feast day. But he died on Christmas Day 1916, so why not remember him this festive season? Just a suggestion.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : December 25th
Birth and Death Dates : 1845-1916
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 316
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