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𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐒𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓
He once allowed the donkey on which he was riding to determine whether he should follow and murder someone he thought had insulted the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Fortunately, the donkey chose the path that led away from the insulter.)
He thought that his leg had been set poorly after the cannonball incident and that, as a result, he wouldn’t look good in his courtier’s tights. So he had a doctor rebreak his leg and start over!
He may be the only canonized saint to have a notarized police record—for nighttime brawling with intent to inflict serious harm.
He was hauled before the Spanish Inquisition on a number of occasions.
At age 33, he joined a class of young children so he could learn Latin.
He sometimes cried with so much devotion at Mass that he couldn’t continue, and he feared he would lose his eyesight.
He penned over 6,800 letters in his lifetime, making him one of the most prolific letter writers of his time—or any time, for that matter.
𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦, 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘺, 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘺, 𝘮𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭, 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘨𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦, 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥; 𝘐 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘋𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭, 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦. 𝘎𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦; 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥.