28th November 1721

“Setting out, therefore, barefooted towards Leghorn, Paul embarked for Genoa where he had to remain a second time for quarantine because of some suspects of the plague. On disembarking, he made straight for his home and the first thing he did there was to cooperate in the clothing of his brother, John Baptist, in the holy habit which the latter so ardently desired. With a habit similar to the one that Paul had received the previous year, Monsignor Gattinara had the consolation of clothing John Baptist on 28th November 1721, the octave of the feast of the Presentation of Our Lady in the Temple; that habit John Baptist prized more than the richest brocade or royal purple.” [The Life of St. John Baptist of St. Michael the Archangel, p. 5]

Image – Venerable Fr. John Baptist of St. Michael the Archangel, brother of St. Paul of the Cross

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