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Feastday: May 11
Patron of Naples
Birth: 1642
Death: 1716

Jesuit also known as Francis de Geronimo. Born near Taranto, Italy, he was ordained in 1666 and became a Jesuit in 1670. Francis Jerome was famous as a preacher. He was canonized in 1839.


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