St. John of Capistrano (1386 – 1456)
St. John of Capistrano was a Franciscan priest from Italy. He was once a lawyer. St. John was a fervent preacher who spoke to tens of thousands of people in market squares, telling them to return to Jesus. When invaders threatened to attack Europe, he led an army to stop them in Hungary. This is why he is known as the ‘Soldier Saint’. St. John is the patron saint of military chaplains (priests and ministers who serve soldiers). His feast day is on 23 October.