Saint Peter of Alcantara

He was born at Alcántara, Province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. His father, Peter Garavita, was the governor of Alcántara, and his mother was of the noble family of Sanabia. He decided to join the Franciscans at the age of 16 shortly after he was sent to university in Salamanca by his step father. Returning home, he became a Franciscan friar of … Continue reading Saint Peter of Alcantara