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Jeremiah of Wallachia (7 June 1556 - 26 February 1625) was born in a village in Moldavia in the family of Margaret Male and Stoica Costişte. He was a Capuchin friar who was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 30 October 1983.[1][2]

About Jeremiah's life spent in Walachia Walachia Minor (today's Moldova) does not know many details may be because it was simply a man out for 18 years to become holy. At the age of 18 years, John left home without their parents wanted "to learn and mîntuirea" and almost close, his destiny will lead him to Italy, to Naples. On 8 May 1579 in the old monastery Efrem Napoli in the order of Capuchin, monks will begin full service of dedication of the "great Lord." Before his death, he will be devoted to God, the poor and sick and is distinguished by a charity which will be based on a stroke of his life in hospitals and serve lepers. Hearing, a defeat that will own the divine will, was a source country and giving of themselves that have characterized the life of a monk 40 years, living in a sovereign simplicity sometimes taken to extreme. He did not know which teachings Saint Augustine said that "hearing is the mother of happiness", but done it with humbleness and humility throughout his life, being convinced that God made, which gave him an unexplainable peace. Surrender possession of any material made in time for 35 years to wear the same garment Calugareasca. "In the year 1585 will be transferred to the monastery" St. conception "of Naples, where he worked as a tender until his death. He seemed born for this task. For him, people were "part of suferinde Jesus and draw them as Jesus himself. The prayer continues blîndeţea and giving of themselves were rodească through miracles. Became permanently equal to itself in any circumstances get in the way incomprehensible to others and above tristeţii joy. His fame went beyond the monastery walls. Miracles manifest through him in a way that no longer surprise anyone."

In 1625, his brother Jeremiah Valah, aged 69 years, was becoming more aware of his near death. "With both approaches" sister death "with both energy and offering his autosacrificiului grew." It was February 26 1625. A great personage at the court of King of Spain, seriously ill, he called his brother Ieremia. Nimeni did not understand why not sent a means of transport. On a long geroasă will walk 12 km to the shower and back to the mid-slope ajutorul. La give back to the monastery a woman tells him:

"We have to come Wednesday to the convent."
"You have to find me."
"But where you gonna go?"
"I want to go in my country."

Immediately began pneumonia which was to bring the end. Will be extinguished in silence and murmur prayers that converse with his Lord. At one point, without someone to address that, said:

"Now I really want to go to meet with our şchiopii and schilozii ... Yes, Jesus, come. Thanks "


  1. Holböck, Ferdinand (2000). New Saints and Blesseds of the Catholic Church. Ignatius Press. p. 168–170. ISBN 9780898707540. 
  2. "Saints & Blesseds". Capuchin Franciscans South Africa. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

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