St. Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone; Italian: Francesco d'Assisi; Latin: Franciscus Assisiensis; 1181 or 1182 – 3 October 1226), venerated as Saint Francis of Assisi, also known in his ministry as Francesco, was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon, mystic, and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis, and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity
St. Clare of Assisi
Clare of Assisi (16 July 1194 – 11 August 1253, born Chiara Offreduccio and sometimes spelled Clara, Clair, Claire, Sinclair, etc.) is an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life, the first set of monastic guidelines known to have been written by a woman. Following her death, the order she founded was renamed in her honor as the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred to today as the Poor Clares. Her feast day is on 11 August.
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony of Padua lived for 36 years (1195-1231) and is considered a phenomenon for his influence, universality, and lastingness. Gregory IX declares him: “Ark of the Testament” and “Repository of the Holy Scripture.” Leo XIII defines him: “The Everyone’s Saint.” Popular tradition calls him: “Hammer of the Heretics” and “Saint of Miracles.” Pius XII recognizes his wisdom by proclaiming him the “Evangelical Doctor.”
San Pedro Bautista
As the custos or superior of the Franciscans, from 1587 he ministered to the Japanese outside Intramuros through the help of Fray Gonzalo Garcia and gathered the Filipinos into town settlements. In 1590 he established San Francisco del Monte as a hermitage and novitiate. He discovered the medicinal characteristics of the hot springs of Los Baños. He also strongly defended the basic human rights of the indigenous peoples of Zambales