de Brienne, Jean b. 1148 d. March 23, 1237 Crusader. He was a French knight who became King of Jerusalem by marriage and ruled the Latin Empire of Constantinople Turkey, as regent. He was a prominent figure after the 5th and 6th for France when he was invited in 1229, by the barons of the Latin Empire of Constantinople to become emperor-regent, on condition that Baldwin of Courtenay should marry his second daughter and succeed him. He then ruled in Constantinople and in 1235, with a few troops, he repelled a siege of the city by John...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi , Assisi, Provincia di Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Francis of Assisi (di Bernardone) (Giovanni di Pietro) b. November 26, 1181 d. October 3, 1226 Religious Figure, Roman Catholic Saint. He is remembered as the patron saint of animals and the environment and is one of the two patron saints of Italy (the other being Catherine of Sienna). He was also the founder of the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women not able to live the lives of itinerant preachers, followed by the early members of the Order of Friars Minor, or the monastic lives of the Poor Clares. Though...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Natural Causes, complicated by his extremely austere lifestyle and medical treatments which involved, among other things, the cauterizing of his eyes Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi, Provincia di Perugia, Umbria, Italy Plot: Lower level of the basilica, behind an altar
Goretti, Bishop. Sergio b. April 2, 1929 d. June 22, 2012 Roman Catholic Bishop. He attended his studies at the seminary of his city and subsequently at the Pontifical Roman Seminary, graduating in Theology. Goretti was ordained priest on April 5, 1953 in the cathedral of Citta di Castello, and for a short time he served as assistant pastor and teacher of religion in his diocese, then in 1955 Goretti was recalled to Rome in the service of the Holy See, where he carried out various tasks at the Sacred Congregation of Clergy. He was a judge in the Court...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Cattedrale di Assisi, Assisi, Provincia di Perugia, Umbria, Italy Plot: Cappellina della Madonna del Pianto.
of Assisi, Saint. Clare b. July 16, 1194 d. August 11, 1253 Roman Catholic Saint. Born Clara Scifi, originating from a family of high rank, refused marriage imposed by her parents for commit to religious life. On the night of March 28, 1211, she left the family and achieved Francis of Assisi at the little church called "The Portiuncula", where the Franciscan Friars had established their convent. Later, Clare, after having been the guest of a Benedictine monastery in Bastia Umbra, established the own residence at the nearby church of San Damiano, where...[Read More] (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Cause of death: the effects of her extremely austere lifestyle Basilica of Saint Clare, Assisi, Provincia di Perugia, Umbria, Italy Plot: Under a glass crypt