St. Paschal Baylon, Franciscan Friar
The Saint was born in 1540 at Torre Hermosa, Spain, the child of humble peasants. Before entering the religious life St. Paschal, which means Easter, was a shepherd. When he was about to profess his vows at the convent of Montfort, Valencia, out of humility, like St. Francis, he refused the priesthood and remained a lay brother. He is depicted above n the clothing of a mendicant friar, which he was, as well as obedient and pious, especially in adoring the Holy Eucharist. He died in 1592 and was canonized 98 years later. He is the Patron of Eucharistic conferences and associations.