As a young Neapolitan nobleman he caught a nasty skin disease. Unable to take part in worldly vanities, he became ordained when it started to clear up.
Then he received a mysterious letter proposing he should come and help with a new religious order. In a bizarre twist of fate, this was actually a case of mistaken identity. The letter bore his name but a different address.
He never noticed and took up the appointment. He was made a superior and did pretty well.
But if people took notice of him, he would fall to his knees and hold up a crucifix shouting: “Look at him — not me!” We expect his skin was still a bit blotchy and embarrassing.
St. Francis Caracciolo Facts and Figures
Name: Francis Caracciolo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: 1563-1608
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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