Saints similar to or like Francis Solanus

Spanish friar and missionary in South America, belonging to the Order of Friars Minor (the Franciscans), and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Wikipedia

  • Spanish Franciscan friar and missionary evangelist. He entered the Franciscan order at the convent of Our Lady of Loreto in Espartinas, Seville. Wikipedia

  • Junípero Serra

    Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. Credited with establishing the Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wikipedia

  • Francisco Garcés

    Spanish Franciscan friar who served as a missionary and explorer in the colonial Viceroyalty of New Spain. He explored much of the southwestern region of North America, including present day Sonora and Baja California in Mexico, and the U.S. states of Arizona and California. Wikipedia

  • Spanish friar of the Franciscan Order. Among the first group of Franciscan missionaries who arrived in the Islands on July 2, 1578. Wikipedia

  • Francis Fasani

    Italian friar of the Order of Conventual Friars Minor who has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church. Friend of another Conventual friar, the Blessed Antonio Lucci. Wikipedia

  • Nicholas Tavelic

    Croatian Franciscan friar and missionary who died a martyr's death in Jerusalem on November 14, 1391. Beatified as part of Nicholas Tavelic, O.F.M. and companions, which included friars from Italy and France. Wikipedia

  • Basque Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, and a missionary in California during the 18th century. Member of the Franciscan Province of Cantabria before he joined the missionary College of San Fernando de Mexico Wikipedia

  • John Wall (priest and martyr)

    English Catholic Franciscan friar, who is honored as a martyr. Wall served on the English mission in Worcestershire for twenty-two years before being arrested and executed at the time of Titus Oates's alleged plot. Wikipedia

  • Michael A. Perry

    American Franciscan friar who is the General Minister of the Order of Friars Minor. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States. Wikipedia

  • Gregorio Grassi

    Italian Franciscan friar and bishop who is honored as a Roman Catholic martyr and saint. One of the 120 Martyrs of China who were canonized on 1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II. Wikipedia

  • French Franciscan Recollect friar and missionary in North America. Born at Bapaume, then in the ancient Province of Artois, and entered the local friary of the Franciscan Recollect Province of St. Anthony. Wikipedia

  • Jerónimo de Loayza

    Spanish Dominican friar and missionary, who was selected as the first Archbishop of Lima. He established the first hospital, initiated construction of the early cathedrals, and also established schools to educate the sons of both the Spanish rulers and Inca elite families. Wikipedia

  • Spanish Franciscan friar, Catholic priest, scholar and missionary to the Philippines during the 19th century, when it was still a colony of Spain. Best known for authoring a history of local Catholic parishes which is now a critical tool for Philippine historians. Wikipedia

  • Sebastian Englert

    Capuchin Franciscan friar, Roman Catholic priest, missionary, linguist and ethnologist from Germany. Known for his pioneering work on Easter Island, where the Father Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum is named after him. Wikipedia

  • Benedict the Moor

    Italian Franciscan friar in Sicily who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic and Lutheran churches. Freed at birth and became known for his charity. Wikipedia

  • Daniel Horan

    American Franciscan friar (of the Order of Friars Minor of Holy Name Province), Roman Catholic priest, theologian, and author. Currently the Duns Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Wikipedia

  • Franciscan friary, Dubrovnik

    Large complex belonging to the Order of the Friars Minor. It consists of a friary, a church, a library, and a pharmacy. Wikipedia

  • Odoric of Pordenone

    Italian late-medieval Franciscan friar and missionary explorer. Important source for the account of John Mandeville. Wikipedia

  • John of Ávila

    Spanish priest, preacher, scholastic author, and religious mystic, who has been declared a saint and Doctor of the Church by the Catholic Church. Called the "Apostle of Andalusia", for his extensive ministry in that region. Wikipedia

  • Thomas of Celano

    Italian friar of the Franciscans (Order of Friars Minor) as well as a poet and the author of three hagiographies about Saint Francis of Assisi. Born sometime between 1185 and 1190, into the noble family of the Conti dei Marsi at Celano in the Province of the Abruzzi. Wikipedia

  • Joseph of Cupertino

    Italian Conventual Franciscan friar who is honored as a Christian mystic and saint. Said to have been remarkably unclever, but prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions that left him gaping. Wikipedia

  • Salesius Lemmens

    Dutch Franciscan friar who served as the Apostolic Prefect of the Catholic Church in Karachi, then a part of British India. He died at the age of 37 in a drowning accident. Wikipedia

  • Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation

    Minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church and a shrine to the Virgin Mary, operated by the Conventual Franciscan Friars. Located in Carey, a village in Northwest Ohio. Wikipedia

  • John of the Cross

    Spanish Catholic priest, mystic, and a Carmelite friar of converso origin. Major figure of the Counter-Reformation in Spain, and he is one of the thirty-six Doctors of the Church. Wikipedia

  • Nicholas Pieck

    Franciscan friar who was one of a group of Catholic clergy and lay brothers, the Martyrs of Gorkum, who were executed for refusal to renounce their faith in 1572. Born in the town of Gorkum , the son of Jan Pieck and Henriea Clavia, devout Catholics. Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Franciscan missionary college, or seminary , founded in Spanish colonial Mexico City by the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor on October 15, 1734. Established to provide specific training for priests who were to work among the indigenous populations within the Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of New Spain, located in present-day Mexico and the southwestern United States. Wikipedia

  • Paschal Baylón

    Spanish Roman Catholic lay professed religious of the Order of Friars Minor. He served as a shepherd alongside his father in his childhood and adolescence, but desired to enter the religious life. Wikipedia

  • American Franciscan friar, Catholic priest, writer, and blogger. Author of the books Let Go: Seven Stumbling Blocks to Christian Discipleship and Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God. Wikipedia

  • Friar of the Franciscan order and Bishop of Asunción and later Santa Cruz de la Sierra. He served as Governor of Paraguay from March 4, 1649 – October 1, 1649. Wikipedia

  • Frei Galvão

    Brazilian friar of the Franciscan Order. Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on May 11, 2007, becoming the first Brazilian-born saint. Wikipedia


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