ST. JOHN of CAPISTRANO – Patron of Judges/Military Chaplains
John started as a Lawyer in Naples before being appointed to Governor of Perugia. He later joined the Franciscan Order as a student under Saint Bernardine of Siena. John began preaching about Penance and established many Franciscan communities throughout Italy, Poland, and Russia. At the age of 70 he was commissioned to lead a Crusade against the Muslim Turks, commanding 70,000 Christians. He won the battle of Belgrade in 1456, and died a few months later in Hungary of natural causes.
b. 6/24/1386, Capistrano, Naples d. 10/23/1456, llok, Hungary
Patronage: Hungary, Jurists, Military Chaplains.
Feast Day: October 23
Memorial Day Oct 23