Oil Dedicated to St Crispin of Viterbo
The St Crispin of Viterbo is dedicated to the Franciscan lay brother, noted for miracles, prophecies, and holiness. He was born Peter Fioretti, in Viterbo, Italy, on November 13, 1668. Peter studied at the Jesuit College, and became a shoemaker. He entered the Franciscan Capuchins when he was 25. and took the name Crispin. St Crispin served as a gardener and as a cook. He called himself “the little beast of burden of the Capuchins.” During an epidemic, Crispin effected many miraculous cures. He was also venerated for his prophecies and spiritual wisdom. Crispin died Rome on May 19. He was beautified in 1806 and canonized in 1982.