Saint Philip Benizi was a member of the Servite Order, known better as the Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He wanted to give his whole life to God as a lay brother, but was forced by his superiors to become a priest. He became a General of his Order. He had to go away and hide himself to keep from being elected Pope. He assisted at the famous Second Council of Lyons in 1274, and had the gift of tongues there. He was one of the many well-known saints who raised the dead to life. He was only fifty-two years old when he died.
See also: Saint Philip the Deacon