His parents trained him as a tailor and had to lock him up at night to stop his religious followings. These followings consisted mostly of following the Redemptionists all over the place.
He achieved this by knotting sheets together to escape from a window. Not being able to get rid of him the Holy Order gave in and let him preach.
They never regretted it. He had a way with pregnant women that made him their Patron Saint after his early death from tuberculosis.