Giovanni Leonardi

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John Leonardi
... Saint Giovanni Leonardi (1541 – October 9, 1609) was founder of the Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca ... John Leonardi worked with this community to spread devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, devotion to the Forty Hours, and frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist ... Giovanni Leonardi took his work to Rome where he became friends with Philip Neri ...
Clerks Regular Of The Mother Of God Of Lucca - History
... They were founded by Saint Giovanni Leonardi, son of middle-class parents, who was born in 1541 at Diecimo, Republic of Lucca ... Giovanni rented the beautiful little church of Santa Maria della Rosa and in a quarter close by, something like community life was started ... It was here, when it became evident that Giovanni's lay helpers were preparing for the priesthood and that something like a religious order was in ...

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