St. John Leonard, Confessor–W (III) – Sts. Denis, Rusticus & Eleutherius, Martyrs–R (Comm.)
Friday, October 9
In 1574, he founded a community charged to deepen faith and devotion; this foundation occurred as part of the movement known as the Counter-Reformation. John Leonardi worked with this community to spread devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, devotion to the Forty Hours, and frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist.