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St. Pacific of San Severino

Feast Days: 
September 24
Time Period: 
1653 - 1721
Place: 
Italy
Patronage: 
unknown
Summary: 

St. Pacific’s parents died shortly after his
confirmation at the age of three. He was a serious
child with great piety. Raised by a strict uncle, he
accepted unwarranted punishment in the spirit of
mortification. Pacific entered the Order of Friars
Minor at the age of 17 and was ordained a priest at 25.
He enjoyed preaching to the poor and uneducated.
He searched out the poor shepherds to instruct and
guide them. Around the age of 40, St. Pacific suffered
lameness, deafness and blindness for 29 years. He
became a contemplative and bore his suffering with
angelic patience, offering it for the salvation of souls
and conversion of sinners. Pacific worked miracles,
was favored by God with ecstasies and foretold
future events. He excelled in the virtues of patience
and meekness.

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