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Saint Pacifico of San Severino (1653–1721)

Saint Pacifico of San Severino (1653–1721)

Feast day: September 24

Saint Pacifico was born into a well-off family in San Severino, Italy. He was ordained, taught philosophy, and became an accomplished preacher.

Pacifico was a severe man. He fasted at all times, wore a penitential shirt made of iron, and was known for his extreme virtues of poverty and obedience.

Saint Pacifico caught an illness that left him deaf, blind, and crippled. He offered his suffering up for the conversion of sinners and cured many of the ailing people who came to him for help.

Saint Pacifico of San Severino was canonized in 1839.

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