SAINT ROGER, C.
A DISCIPLE of St. Francis of Assisio, who received
him into his Order in 1216, and sent him into Spain, though Wading
calls him a layman. The spirit of poverty which he professed, he
inherited of his holy father in the most perfect degree, and St.
Francis commended his charity above all his other disciples. The
gifts of prophecy and miracles rendered him illustrious both living
and after his death, which happened in 1236. His head is kept at
Villa Franca, in the diocese of Asturia, and his body at Todi in
Italy, where he is honored with a particular office ratified by
Gregory IX. See Wading’s Annals, published by Fonseca, at Rome,
in 1732, t. 2, pp. 413, 414. also Honschenius, p. 418. Pope Benedict
XIV. granted to the Franciscans for his festival the 5th of March.