Bl. Bernard of Offida (1604-1694)
Born in Offida, Italy to a humble peasant family in 1604. At the age of 22 he wore the garb of the Minor Capuchin Brothers as a non- clerical brother. He led a life of prayer and penitence. He was often consulted by teachers and important personalities on the toughest problems. Died on Sunday, August 22, 1694. Was named blessed by Pius VI in 1795. His body is venerated in the church of the Minor Capuchin Brothers in Offida.