November 7 - Blessed Anthony Baldinucci

Quick Facts

  • Jesuit on 21 April 1681.
  • He taught at Rome and Terni, Italy.
  • Ordained on 28 October 1695.
  • Parish missioner in the area of Colli Albani, Frascati and Viterbo, Italy, preaching 448 missions.
  • Noted for organizing processions during which Anthony and many of his flock wore crowns of thorns, and scourged themselves.
  • His missions were popular, and drawing crowds so large that they had to be conducted outdoors; Anthony employed a crowd control gang of thugs - and then converted them all to the faith.
  • Also noted for his spread of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary whose image was always carried on his missions.