St. Philip Benizi

Feast Days: August 23
Time Period: Florence, Italy
Place: unknown
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St. Philip Benizi was born in Florence, Italy in the thirteenth century. As prior general of the Servite Order he served with wisdom, developed excellent laws, and fought to keep the Order from being suppressed. Phillip attracted many to enter religious life and follow his example of Gospel values and the service of Mary.