Location on South Colonnade

127. St. Francis of Paola
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
South Colonnade - Curved Arm

The Square

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Colonnade Saints
Floorplan #2

The History

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St. Francis of Paola
Born - 27 March 1416
Died 2 April 1507 in France

Feastday - 2 April
Canonized - 1519 by Pope Leo X

Statue created - c.1670-1673
This statue was installed between August 1670
and March 1673

Sculptor - Francesco Antonio Fontana
He was paid from July 1671 to March 1673 for three statues.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
He is shown here in a rough tunic with hood, wearing a scapular.  The face is bearded and the right hand is brought to the chest.

The saint was an Italian mendicant friar and founder of the Order of Minims, but never ordained a priest. At the request of Sixtus IV, Francis traveled to Paris to minister to the dying Louis XI.


Saints on South Colonnade
South Fountain on left

127. Francis of Paola

126. Anthony of Padua

Saints on South Colonnade

127. Francis of Paola

126. Anthony of Padua

125. Charles Borromeo

After 2014 Restoration


The Book of Saints, 2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli 1987 by de Luca Editore


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