B. at San Severino, in the March of Ancona, March 1, 1653; d. there Sept. 24, 1721; the son of Antonio M. Divini and Mariangela Bruni
Pacificus of San Severino, #2 Saint, b. at San Severino, in the March of Ancona, March 1, 1653; d. there September 24, 1721; the son of Antonio M. Divini and Mariangela Bruni. His parents died soon after his confirmation when three years old; he suffered many hardships until in December, 1670, he took the Franciscan habit in the Order of the Reformati, at Forano, in the March of Ancona, and was ordained on June 4, 1678, subsequently becoming Lector or Professor of Philosophy (1680-83) for the younger members of the order, after which, for five or six years, he labored as a missionary among the people of the surrounding country. He then suffered lameness, deafness, and blindness for nearly twenty-nine years. Unable to give missions, he cultivated more the contemplative life. He bore his ills with angelic patience, worked several miracles, and was favored by God with ecstasies. Though a constant sufferer, he held the post of guardian in the monastery of Maria delle Grazie in San Severino (1692-3), where he died. His cause for beatification was begun in 1740; he was beatified by Pius VI, August 4, 1786, and solemnly canonized by Gregory IX, May 26, 1839. His feast is celebrated on September 24.