MEMORIAL: APRIL 24
St. Fidelis was born at the end of the 16th century in Germany when the Protestant Reformation was at its height. He was originally a lawyer who tutored the wealthy. He then found a life in defending the poor. This led him to becoming a Capuchin Monk. He became a missionary to Protestant Switzerland and found much success which resulted in Protestant anger. He was martyred by stabbing in a Church in Switzerland and was canonized in the 18th century.