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St John Leonardi

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St. John was born in Tuscany in 1541. After a short career as a pharmacist he became a priest. St. John founded the Clerics of the Mother of God to further education in Christian Doctrine. The primary focus of the Clerics was foreign missions. This organization later became the Society for the Propagation of Faith. St. John died in Rome in 1609.

 

St John Leonardi
General Audience 2009