Philip Neri

Philip Romolo Neri (/ˈnɪəri/ NEER-ee; Italian: Filippo Romolo Neri; 22 July 1515  26 May 1595), known as the Second Apostle of Rome, after Saint Peter, was an Italian priest noted for founding a society of secular clergy called the Congregation of the Oratory.


Philip Neri

Second Apostle of Rome
Confessor, Founder,
Spiritual Guide and Founder of the Oratorians
Born22 July 1515
Florence, Republic of Florence
Died26 May 1595(1595-05-26) (aged 79)
Rome, Papal States
Venerated inCatholic Church
Church of England
Beatified11 May 1615 by Pope Paul V
Canonized12 March 1622 by Pope Gregory XV
Feast26 May
PatronageRome, Italy; Candida, Italy; Mandaluyong, Philippines; US Special Forces; Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest; Catbalogan, Philippines; laughter; joy; comedians; artists; writers