Saint Bernard of Corleone, a Catholic Saint, was born Filippo Latino on February 6, 1605 in Corleone, Sicily, on 6 February 1605. Inscription beneath image reads "SSmo. Dno. Nro. Dno Benedicto PP. XIII. Humilis Capuccinorum Religio D.D.D. Ven. Ser. DEI F. Bernardus Corleone Laicus Siculus Capuccinus omnium virtutum fuglore conspicuus praesertim vitae austeritate admirabilis . Obyt Panor. die 12 January 1667. Aetatis suce 62 Relig. vero 35."
The process for his sainthood opened on 18 December 1725 under Pope Benedict XIII and he became titled as a Servant of God while with the confirmation of his life of heroic virtue Pope Clement XIII named him as Venerable on 2 February 1762. The confirmation of two miraculous healings attributed to his intercession allowed for Clement XIII to preside over the beatification on 15 May 1768. Latini received canonization from Pope John Paul II centuries later on 10 June 2001 after the confirmation of one more miracle.
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