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𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐒𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓
Franciscan Capuchin martyr. He was born Mark Rey is Sigmaringen, Germany, in 1577. A practicing lawyer, he traveled across Europe as a tutor to aristocrats but then started defending the poor. In 1612, he became a Franciscan Capuchin monk, taking the name of Fidelis. A missionary to Grisons, Switzerland, Fidelis was so successful that local Protestants claimed that he was a spy for the Austrian Emperor. Fidelis was stabbed to death in a church id Seewis. He was canonized by Pope Benedict XIV. Fidelis served also as the head of the Congregation for the Spreading of the Faith.
𝘎𝘰𝘥, 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘚𝘵. 𝘍𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘠𝘰𝘶, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘺𝘳𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩. 𝘉𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵’𝘴 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘯.