Blessed Marcolino of Forli

Friar and Priest

Blessed Marcolino was born in Forli, Italy in 1317 and entered the Dominican Order as a youth. He loved silence and solitude and was noted for his devotion to the Virgin Mother of God. He supported the reform efforts of Raymond of Capua, faithfully carried out his priestly ministry and performed works of charity. He was a counselor for many, especially the sick. He died on January 24, 1397.