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Feastday: March 5
Birth: 1654
Death: 1739

Franciscan superior of the Italian branch called the Franciscan­Alcantarines. Born Carlo Gaetano Calosirto on Ischia Island in 1654 , he was ordained in 1677. John served his order but was revered as a mystic and prophet. He died in Naples on March 1. John-Joseph was canonized in 1839.


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