On first joining the Augustinians, he took his vows of poverty very seriously. Helping the needy was always top priority.
When he was elected Archbishop he turned up on foot wearing a tatty old habit. He then sold off the sumptuous furnishings of his new position to raise money for hospitals.
He had a special interest in foundlings and rewarded servants who brought them to his attention, after which he kept a check on their progress.
As he was dying, he even gave away his bed to the local jail — with the provision that he’d like to borrow it until the moment he was called away.