Blessed Matthew Carreri
Friar and Priest
Blessed Matthew was born at Mantua, Italy, around 1420 and entered the Order there in 1440. His life was maked by assiduous paryer, severe penance and an exact fidelity to regular observance, all of which prepared him for a life of apostolic preaching. So great was his charity that he once offered to deliver himself into slavery in order to rescue a mother and her daughter capture by pirates. Throughout his life Blessed Matthew labored to promote regular observance in the Order. He died at Vigevano on October 5, 1470.