He was a Spaniard who professed the Francisan rule in one of the branches of that Order, known as the Observantines. He left Spain, and went to Peru, in South America. There he preached the one true Faith for twenty years. He converted thousands of Indians to the way of salvation in South America. He died at Lima, the town of Saint Rose, who was to be the first canonized saint of the New World. Through his intercession, the dead have been raised to life.