Saint Peter of Alcantara - Franciscan Priest, Reformer (1499-1562).
Saint Peter was born in 1499 near the Portuguese border of Spain. At sixteen, he left his home at Alcantara and entered a convent of Franciscans near Valencia. He rose quickly to high posts in the Order, as a guardian, a definitor, and then Superior of the Province of Saint Gabriel. In 1539 he founded the Congregation of Saint Joseph.
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