Saint Jerome Emiliani (1537)

He was a Venetian noble and a soldier who was converted from a worldly life, was ordained a priest, and devoted his life to the poor, the sick and orphans.  He founded a Congregation known as the Somaschi.  He is the patron of orphans and abandoned children.

Saint Jerome Emiliani, Patron of the Orphans, by Flavia Ghelardi, photo by the Somascan Brothers in Brazil