St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia Print


Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia
July 5, 1851-June 1,1927
Feast Day: June 1
Patronage: vocations; seminaries; orphanages; the poor; Messina, Italy
Choose from paper or canvas print.
Paper print: This fine art print is ready to frame. The 8x10" and 11x14" are printed on acid-free 80 lb. cardstock. The 16x20" and larger are printed on premium 11-mil, acid-free paper. The watermark will not appear on your print.
Canvas print: All canvas prints are unmounted and printed on unstretched canvas with a 2” white border.
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Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia, also known as Annibale Maria Di Francia, was an Italian priest known for founding a series of orphanages, the Rogationist Fathers and Daughters of Divine Zeal. His father died when he was very young, which caused him to be empathetic towards orphans. He became a priest in 1878 and with the encouragement of his archbishop and St. John Bosco, Hannibal started a school and orphanage for young children, called the Anthonian Orphanages. Through prayer, and by publishing newsletters, his work thrived. He died of natural causes in Messina, Italy in 1927.